February 2017 / Volume 119
February Garden, Lawn, and Landscaping Tips

By February 15th, many cool-season vegetables like cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas and potatoes can be planted.  (HLA-6004)
Click HERE to read and learn much more about Garden, Lawn, and Landscaping tips for February.


A Really Good Way To Get Ahead Of Crabgrass And Other Nasty Spring Weeds

T ypical Crabgrass

Using Pre-Emergent Herbicides

Why do we use a pre-emergent?  The usage is to prevent and control unwanted annual grass or weed seeds in our lawns, flower beds or gardens BEFORE they germinate.  For more information, READ ON.  
And, for more detailed information on various pre-emergent products can be found by clicking HERE.
Planting For Our Pollinator Friends

As gardeners, most of us understand the critical importance that our pollinators are to our ornamental crops and food supply.  We simply cannot do without them.  Butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and many kinds of bees can be observed in the garden and you can do your part to nourish them by planting the annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees that they love.  Read how to do that by clicking HERE.

Keeping Deer Out Of Your Gardens
As urban sprawl spreads, wild animals encroach on the urban areas. Their habitat is taken away, so they are left to survive in subdivisions, towns, and cities.  Wildlife will eat what they can find in these area, which may include your vegetable garden or other landscaping areas.  To learn what you can do to protect your gardens, read THIS.

2017 Oklahoma Proven Plants Have Been Selected

Once again, the faculties in landscape architecture and horticulture at Oklahoma State University have provided us with recommendations on plants well adapted for use across Oklahoma.  Click HERE to see their favorites for 2017. 

Q & A Corner
QUESTION :  My crapemyrtles seem to be infested with something.  Some have black-looking mold on them and others have white patches.  What is it?


ANSWER:  It's called Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) and it's infestation has worsened around Tulsa and Oklahoma.  Click THIS to read more about what this is and the control measures that are effective in the treating of it.


The Tulsa Master Gardener Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  As such, it receives no city, state or federal funding for its Tulsa community outreach programs. In fact, the majority of Tulsa's Master Gardener programs are self-funded by its members. We need your help..

Tulsa Master Gardener's own fundraisers make up most of the income to cover expenses. More specifically, a significant portion comes from the Tulsa Master Gardener Annual Spring Plant Sale that is held each April. Other fundraisers include the Garden Tour (June) and "Garage Sales" that occur from time to time. Finally, one of the most important income sources that sometimes gets overlooked are the personal and corporate donations.  These are so important in helping to meet our financial obligations and we want you to know they are very much appreciated. 

Donations for this month include:

General Fund

Laurie Allard
Stephanie De Verges
Debra Bezan
Carol & Ron Dick
Bill & Vija Sevier
Jill Tenzythoff
Ginger Robertson
Jo Ann W Walsh
Nancy Cline
Anita Wood
Judith Hofer

In Memory of Jerri Jones

Ann McKellar
Carolyn Rogers

Speakers Bureau

Green Country Women - Phyllis Robisch, President

Exploring Insects

Ashley Lemaster
C Sue Stees
Orkin Exterminating - Tulsa
Arrow Exterminating - Graham Roger

Please consider making an online contribution HERE. For other information on how you can help support all that the Tulsa Master Gardeners do for their community, contact the Tulsa Master Gardeners Office by calling (918) 746-3701.  Thank you! 

Got a Question? Or Maybe a Soil or Plant Sample?
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Our Master Gardeners are on hand to assist you with even the toughest gardening questions. Visit us in person, by phone, via email or online! Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Address: 4116 E. 15th Street, Gate 6 at the Fairgrounds
Phone: (918) 746-3701

Need More Information?
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All about butterfly gardening in Tulsa County.

How to Take a Soil Test
How to collect a good sample of soil from your lawn or garden and get it tested at the OSU lab.

Once you have collected your soil test and gotten the results back, now what? Find out here. 

Show and tell.
Cool Season Lawn Care (Fescue)
12-month maintenance calendar.
State horticulturists, nurseries and growers pick favorite plants, shrubs and trees for use in the Oklahoma landscape. See the winners for this year and years past.

A list of recommended trees with descriptions. 

A list of over 60, by size and color.

Visit our demonstration garden on  15th Street, open 7 days a week. 

Current and historical source of rainfall, air temperatures, soil temps and much more. Click on Bixby station.  

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