Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Deer and Drought Resistant Fall Beauty!

Burroughs Landscaping suggests Autumn sage for a colorful fall in Texas Hill Country!

Drought resistant, Deer resistant

Autumn sage, or Salvia greggii, is drought resistant and provides bright color throughout the fall. This is a great time to plant autumn sage in your garden to enjoy into the winter months. The colors will magically reappear in the spring, and may last throughout the summer each year. If in direct sun, it may be necessary to lightly water weekly in hot summer months for the most colorful blossoms. This vibrant plant brings even more excitement into your yard, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Growing up to two feet tall and wide, you can be sure to enjoy the multicolored guests who will visit your outdoor living area this fall.

Plant autumn sage in an area with well drained soil. Raised beds, planters and good sized pots are all great choices also. Line a pathway or use as a backdrop to a beautiful perennial bed. After the last frost and after the blossoms fall, prune back to one foot and apply a slow-release fertilizer in the spring. The fertilizer will provide more blooms in the summer. Don't wait too late to prune, or you will be removing next year's blooms. Pruning keeps your autumn sage tidy! 

Native to Texas, autumn sage's tube shaped flowers are available in beautiful colors such as pink, red, white and shades of purple. The bright green foliage is attractive as well and resistant to rabbits and deer! If you don't have autumn sage planted in your yard yet, try one, or two! You will enjoy the low maintenance beauty!

Burroughs Landscaping is happy to meet and discuss other drought and deer resistance lovelies for your gardens. This friendly team is experienced in gardening in Texas Hill Country. Contact them to combine your dreams and their ideas to create your peaceful outdoor retreat!

Burroughs Landscaping offers outstanding service and innovative ideas with landscaping tailored to Xeriscaping in Hill Country Texas. The experienced team enjoys landscaping in Kerrville, Hunt, Ingram, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Bandera, Comfort, San Antonio and Mountain Home. Burroughs works with home owners, builders and general contractors and considers the location, topography, aesthetics and aspirations of each client.

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