Expats who choose to live in Mexico are probably seduced into moving here permanently because of the year-round kaleidoscope of beauty and color offered by all the blossoming trees and plants. Those who came from northern climates are astounded by the sight of spring bulbs and fall chrysanthemums blooming in gay profusion at the same time. Visitors from the arid plains are enthralled by the sight of towering jacarandas, poincianas and tulipanes loaded with brilliant blossoms. At times we wonder “what is behind that beautiful wall of vibrant flowers?” No Mexican home, no matter how tumbledown or ramshackle, is not without at least a few tin cans planted with flowers. Home gardens are filled with them, market stalls blaze with their color and shrines and altars are lavishly decorated with them. We have the pink power of Bougainvillea, several types of Palms, Geraniums, Plumeria, Hydrangea, Star Gazer Lilies, Gardenia, Crown of Thorns, Lemongrass, Cactus, a lime tree, and a variety of succulents.
The owner of Vida-Verde specializes in fertilizers and treatments for mites, worms, ants etc. I brought her this picture of our lawn with the circles of brown spots and she recommended Miracle Grow mixed with a powerful hot pink granule that kills the worms that create the circles. Dutifully with absolute confidence, wait for the sun to go down then sprinkle on lawn and then water deeply and generously. After the initial soaking of the lawn, she recommended watering the lawn, flowers and palm trees every other day, even in the hot months. Herein some pictures taken of Chapala Golf Club on Father’s day 2017 by a German/Canadian who lives at lakeside.
Vida-Verde also warns about safety and that wearing a mask
and gloves is a must when treating the garden with pesticides.
For more information about what plant or flowers grow WHEN?
Lawn mowed shorter today, but not putting green short. The greens at the golf course do NOT look like this, so we will see how the Miracle mixture works. The greens at the club are being aerated, will try that next. Applied after 6 PM on May 30, 2017 and tonight we had a 50% chance of rain and at 8:30 PM it came down in buckets! Yahoo! May 31, 2017 after soaking in the pesticide and Miracle Grow – The Vivero store near 711 told me to give brown patches time, but while waiting, place rich potting soil on top, water it in…and wait. The fresh dirt and Miracle grow should blossom out with vivid green. Asked about sand like at golf club, she recommended rich dirt.