Beautification - Yard of the Month Program

Yard of the Month is a recognition program designed to promote neighborhood unity and to create an appealing area for all residents of Wynnewood North. It is a visual exchange of ideas that will increase awareness and give insights that can be beneficial for everyone. A clean, well-maintained yard is contagious!

In selecting Yard of the Month, the following is considered:

  • Excellent Curb Appeal
  • Well Maintained and Manicured Yard
  • Creativity
  • Array of Colors (Plants, Flowers & Decorations)
  • Seasonal Additions

Anyone can nominate a yard by contacting a board member or submitting your nomination to us. Be sure to provide the street name and number in addition to your name.  Winners will display the recognition sign in their front yard. Help promote the spirit of the neighborhood by participating in Yard of the Month. Questions regarding our Yard of the Month program should be directed to the Beautification Director.

See this month's Yard of the Month winner here

  • 01 Dec 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for December Gardeners from Calloway’s Nursery

    Working in your garden is an excellent escape during the holidays.  It’s a great time of year to do some of the heavy work in the landscape as opposed to sweating it up in the heat of the summer.

    Don’t put up the mower yet.  Although turf grasses have stopped growing, you can use the mower to chop up and recycle the leaves back into the lawn or for a compost pile. Prepare gas-powered engines for winter.  The owner’s manual is the best guide to winterizing a lawn mower, tiller, garden tractor or other equipment.

    Drain and store garden hoses and watering equipment in a readily accessible location.  Lawns and other plants may need an occasional watering during prolonged dry spell.

    In general, once the weather gets and stays cold, pruning of deciduous plants (ones that lose their leaves) can be safely done. Evergreen hedges can be sheared or cut back in the winter also.  Wait until February to prune your roses.  Remember – Do Not Top your Crapemyrtles! Simply prune to remove seed heads and shape.

    Prepare for the cold weather before it hits!  One of the best things you can do for your landscape plants is to provide a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch.  Mulching is necessary year round but during the colder periods it provides a layer of insulation for the roots.  Water your landscape well before a cold spell.  A drought stressed plant is more susceptible to freeze damage.  For more tender plants, purchase frost cloth for extra protection.  Cover the plant completely allowing the edges to come all the way to the ground, utilizing the heat which radiates from the ground.

    December is a perfect time to plant trees and shrubs so they can develop a strong root system for next Spring.  Cool weather color such as Pansies, Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Flowering Cabbage and Kale add splashes of color to your landscape.  Spring flowering bulbs can be planted now once they have been properly chilled. Make your home beautiful for the Holidays with a stunning assortment of floral quality Poinsettias, Cyclamen, freshest greenery and Christmas Trees.  Add a mix of new indoor and tropical plants to energize your home.

    Remember to provide food and water for the birds this winter.  You can attract just as many birds with a bird bath as with food, especially during the dry spells.  To draw a diversity of birds provide a variety of seeds, like sunflower, thistle, safflower and millet; plus suet.  Once you begin putting out bird food, continue feeding them through the spring time.

    Enjoy your time with family and friends.   Have a very Merry Christmas and blessed Happy New Year!

    Information is courtesy of Calloway's Nursery at www.calloways.com.  Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction. 

  • 01 Nov 2016 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for November Gardeners from Calloway’s Nursery

    This is the perfect time to plant your chilled bulbs for spring; they should be in the ground before the first frost, so plant now while the soil is still easy to work.  Iris, daylilies and gladiolas should also be planted at this time, although they are not “true” bulbs, but rhizomes, tubers and corms, respectively.  Yet all of these like bulbs require the cooler soil of winter to generate healthy new growth in spring.

    Transform your landscape with the addition of fresh, colorful blooms!  Pansies are by far the most popular Winter color.  The “Matrix” Pansy has been outstanding for our Texas weather.  It will not “stretch” during bouts of warm temperatures and is bred to grow out, not up. This compact grower offers shorter stems to support large colorful blooms.  Dianthus (also known as “Pinks”), Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold tolerant annuals.  Ornamental Cabbage and Kale provide interesting texture in the landscape as well as color.  For best effect, limit your planting to two or three colors per bed.

    The key to growing beautiful annual flowers is soil preparation.  Work Calloway’s Flowerbed Mix into the soil, or organic compost, to a depth of 6” to 8”.  Adding Calloway’s Flower Food to the soil at the time of planting will provide the extra nutrients for growth and blooms.  Remember to add 2 to 3 inches of mulch to all beds to reduce moisture loss, prevent weeds from germinating, and to insulate the soil from the cold.

    Using the same colorful annuals will add a splash of color to your patio containers.  Fill your container with fresh potting soil, plant food and your choice of these beautiful annuals to brighten your winter.  Keep them watered as necessary and remove faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming.

    If you want those beautiful Texas Bluebonnets in the Spring, sow the seed in early November!

    Please remember the birds!  Texas is a haven for birds.  No other state in the United States has more species within its boundaries.  There are currently over 620 species documented in Texas, which is almost 75 percent of all bird species recorded in the continental United States.  To attract the widest variety of wild birds, you should consider placing a wide variety of bird feeders and food around your yard. 

    Information is courtesy of Calloway's Nursery at www.calloways.com.  Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction.  

  • 01 Oct 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for October Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius


    Usher in the autumn season with creative displays for indoors and out! Transformation quickly occurs with pots of mums, pansies, cabbages and ornamental peppers when combined with pumpkins, gourds and bales of hay.

    Create a spectacular vignette in your landscape with bales of hay, a scarecrow or two, multiple sizes of pumpkins and gourds, pots of garden mums, corn stalks and for more texture consider adding old tools, a set of antlers or birdhouses. The autumn color palette offers a myriad of wonderful colors from which to choose; purples, rusts, gold’s, yellows, oranges, deep greens and browns can be used. Whether you are mixing colors or working with only one, use color abundantly to create massive appeal. Create a pyramid of pumpkins and gourds by selecting different colors and stacking them one on top of the other. Simply displaying a “pile” of pumpkins in the same color palette and different sizes will draw ones eye and interest to an area of your landscape.

    Color Creations filled with blooming or colorful foliage plants can be used on patios and porches. Freshen up existing containers by nestling an interesting pumpkin or gourd in amongst the plants. Fill a favorite basket or pot with a mixture of produce for a simple, impressive look. Add a bit of nature into your containers with branches, corn husks, berries and other materials to enhance the overall look.

    If you did not apply a pre-emergent herbicide to your lawn in September; apply it by the first two weeks of October. You should also fertilize your St. Augustine or Bermuda lawns no later than the first week of October.

    October is bulb buying month. They are in fresh supply and will provide welcome late winter and early spring color for the landscape. Refrigerate Tulips and Hyacinth bulb for at least 45 to 60 days to provide enough chilling to bloom properly. Plant them in late November or early December.

    Information is courtesy of Calloway's Nursery at www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction.


  • 01 Sep 2016 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for September Gardeners from Calloway’s Nursery


    September is a pivotal month for your landscape, with the official arrival of Autumn later this month, and hopefully, a return to cooler and wetter weather.  It’s the gateway month between summer and fall gardening, so get outside and improve your landscape.

    September is the time to apply lawn fertilizer to keep the grass healthy and growing up to the first frost.  Always follow the directions on the package and avoid over fertilizing, which will only damage your lawn.  Fall-fertilized lawns are better equipped to make it through the winter and resume growth next spring than lawns that receive no fertilizer. 

    Double check your sprinklers carefully to make sure they are applying all that you expect in an even, uniform pattern.

    Think back to last spring.  Did you have lawn weeds in February and March before the grass started growing?  Those were cool-season weeds, most of which germinated last fall.  A pre-emergent herbicide applied in September will help reduce the recurrence of the same weeds next spring.

    Sow Spring Wildflowers (like Bluebonnets) seeds now.  For more reliable, uniform seed germination of our State flower, purchase acid-treated Bluebonnets seed.  This treatment pits the seed coat, allowing nearly 100% germination in one to two weeks.

    Need to add new shrubbery or trees to your landscape? This is a great month to do that.  Fall landscaping done now will be well-rooted by next Spring and Summer.

    Plant your fall vegetable garden.  Plant cool-season vegetable garden with transplants of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Lettuce and Kale.  Water your new vegetables and lightly top-dress with mulch to discourage weeds.

    Information is courtesy of Calloway's Nursery at www.calloways.com.  Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction. 


  • 01 Aug 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for August Gardeners from Calloway’s Nursery

    August is here and needless to say, it is HOT!  However, Fall is right around the corner and here are a few tips to get you through the dog days of Summer. This is usually one of the driest months for our region, and rainfall may be sparse.  When and how you water becomes even more important.

    Make the best use of the water you have by watering early in the morning before the wind speeds pick up.  Otherwise, much of the water will evaporate before the plants get to use it.  To further avoid excess evaporation, use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist.  Plants need about one inch of water each week during this long Summer period.  If you have heavy clay soil adjust the timing of the irrigation zones to make sure water is not running off the landscape.  Your irrigation schedule should be adjusted to allow for slow infiltration of the water. 

    Soil that is exposed can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  This is hot enough to kill those tender roots near the surface.  Three to four inches of mulch can make the soil 10 to 20 degrees cooler.  Besides reducing soil temperature, mulches also conserve water by reducing evaporation, often up to 65 percent.

    August is the last month to plant a new lawn before Winter temperatures arrive.  Newly-installed lawns need at least six to eight weeks to establish a healthy root system.

    Prune roses back, but do not remove more than one-third of the plant. Prune and remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials to encourage continuous blooming well into Fall. 

    Tomatoes and Peppers planted earlier this year will not produce fruit during the heat of the Summer, even though they may still be flowering.  If the plants remain healthy, they will bear fruit again once the temperature stays below 90 degrees.  Remember to fertilize established, healthy plants and keep them watered to encourage new growth.  Set out Tomato transplants; look for early maturing variety (65 to 75 days).  Our average first freeze is mid-November and Tomato maturity slows down as the days get cool and cloudy.

    Stop by your nearest Calloway’s Nursery for friendly, expert advice from one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals.

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  • 01 Jul 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gardening activities usually slow down in the Summertime as the temperature continues to climb into the 90’s and beyond.  Because it is often a very dry and hot month, maintenance is the focus.  The best time to do any kind of gardening or maintenance is early in the morning or late in the day when temperatures are cooler. Now is the time to sit back and relax while enjoying the beautiful garden areas you’ve created.

    Proper watering is essential to keep plants healthy during the Summer.  It is best to water as deeply and infrequently as possible, as opposed to frequent light sprinklings.  This will encourage a deeper root system that can take advantage of water stored in the soil.

    One of the best strategies for getting shrubs and young trees through Summertime is to apply a thick layer of mulch over the root systems of plants.  Mulches break down over time, so if it has been awhile since you’ve mulched, check all the plants in your yard.  A three to four inch layer will prevent most evaporation from the soil and lower the soil temperature in the root zone, reducing stress on the root system.

    Drip irrigation combined with mulch is an excellent way to maintain your garden and lawn. Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro irrigation is a method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either into the soil surface or directly into the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.  It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant.  This allows for fertilizer and nutrient loss to be minimized due to localized application and reduced leaching.  Soil erosion and weed growth is also lessened with this type of irrigation.  Drip irrigation also allows the foliage to remain dry which reducing the risk of disease.   If drip irrigation is not an option, consider using soaker hoses to provide a good source of water to your garden or bedding plants.

    Water plants in containers and hanging baskets more frequently in the Summer to keep them from drying out.  This can leach out plant nutrients from the soil, so use a water-soluble fertilizer regularly to keep your plants growing and healthy.


  • 01 Jun 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Timely Tips for June Gardeners from Calloway’s and Cornelius

    Summertime activities are getting into full swing and so is everything at Calloway’s and Cornelius. Take advantage of the longer days by enjoying your gardening in the morning or evening when the temperature is not at its peak and it is more pleasant to be outside.

    June weather means grass will be growing faster, too. Keep up with the mowing so you don’t have to bag the clippings. That may mean mowing every 5 or 6 days instead of every 7 to 10 days. Letting the clippings fall back into the lawn recycles nutrients, but does not promote thatch. Mowing frequently at the correct height will promote a healthy, thick turf that is resistant to weeds.

    As Spring rains subside and give way to drier days, apply supplemental water as needed. The rule of thumb is to water enough to wet the soil 5 to 6 inches deep. However, try not to water too much. Frequent surface watering promotes a shallow root system that is more susceptible to the stress of Summer heat.

    The best way to conserve moisture in the landscape is by mulching. A 3 to 4 inch layer over the root zone retains moisture, keeps the soil cooler, and helps prevent weed seeds from germinating under shrubs, trees, and flowers. You’ll find a variety of great mulches like Calloway’s Shredded Hardwood Mulch and Calloway’s Cedar Mulch.

    June is a great month for colorful Summer annuals. In a sunny location try Marigolds, Salvia, Periwinkles, Dusty Miller, Crotons, and Lantana to add a pop of color. Caladiums, Coleus, Impatiens, and Begonias are a great choice for shady areas.

    Summer tropical plants are perfectly at home in our Texas heat and humidity. Stunning Hibiscus, Esperanza, and Plumbago are available at Calloway’s and Cornelius. Plant them in the ground for quick growth or in pots or tubs so they can be moved indoors easily when temperatures fall.

    Information is courtesy of Calloway's Nursery at www.calloways.com. Attribution to Calloway's required for all use and reproduction. 


  • 01 May 2016 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May is the month that makes us think of beautiful flowers. Visits to Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery, the Dallas Arboretum, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will stimulate lots of new ideas and possibilities for your landscape.

    Remember Mother’s Day is May 8th! Moms of all ages will love something garden related as a Mother’s Day gift. Instead of the usual vase of cut flowers; plan ahead and give that special person a naturally-inspired bouquet that changes with seasons, a beautiful Container Creation. Choose from our pre-made selections or design one yourself. Tropical Hibiscus & Hydrangeas make a stunning presentation . Succulents are also a great option and they are perfect in our terrariums as well.

    Although your Pansies may still be looking great in early May, it’s the perfect time to include some Summer flowering plants like Hibiscus and Periwinkles. You’ll find a beautiful selection of annuals and perennials to give you lots of vibrant color.

    Pinch back growth of newly planted annual and perennial plants. This results in shorter, compact plants with more flowers. Allow the foliage of Daffodils and other Spring flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing.

    Spread a second application of pre-emergent for crabgrass and other grassy weeds. Fertilize lawns with a final feeding before Summer. Fertilize roses every four to six weeks and control black spot with a systemic fungicide. Feed trees and shrubs with Calloway’s 16-8-8 Tree and Shrub Food.

    May Garden Series

    • Saturday, May 7th at 10:15 am – When? Where? Why? Perennials vs. Annuals
    • Saturday, May 14th at 10:15 am – Create a Color Extravaganza for Poolside & Patio
    • Saturday, May 21st at 10:15 am – Design Picture-Worthy Landscapes
    • Saturday, May 28th at 10:15 am – Be Green with Drip Irrigation

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  • 01 Apr 2016 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April means “to open” or “opening”, in allusion to it being the season when trees and flowers begin to "open".  This is the month of rebirth and hope for the future.  April means Spring so; get out your gardening tools and get moving.  Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery are fully stocked with all kinds of plants and products for every purpose for today’s gardeners.   Consider adding Native Plants such as Texas Sage, Red Yucca, and Mexican Heather to your landscape.  Native plants are perfect for our Texas Summer heat better than most, require less water, require less mowing, provide habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil, and save on fertilizes and insecticides.

    A successful garden begins with good soil.  Organic material is important to the soil composition.  It helps with drainage and increases the microbe population.  Expanded shale is used to break up hard compacted clay soils.  Top dress your flowerbeds and containers with organic mulches.

    Hopefully you have your tomatoes, peppers, squash, and other warm season vegetables already planted; if not get them in the ground right away.  To get the highest yields, make additions of fertilizer (called side dressing) every couple of weeks, starting about a month after transplanting or seeding.  If your yard is too small for a traditional garden plot, try gardening in containers.  The bigger the container, the better! 

    If you want to create a truly dynamic garden, inviting colorful guests like butterflies and hummingbirds is definitely the way to go.  Butterflies like sunshine and plenty of space to fly around, so opt for a sunny, open spot.  Both enjoy having some type of cover as a resting spot.  Your garden can even include a water feature for butterflies and hummingbirds to play in.

     St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns should be actively growing now; so it is a great time to apply fertilizer.  Please consult one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals for the best advice for your lawn.  A correctly fertilized lawn now will better help your lawn to handle the Texas Summer heat!

    April Garden Series

    Saturday, April 2nd at 10:15 am – How to Add Color to Your Shade Garden

    Saturday, April 9th at 10:15 am Explore and Endless Array of Flowers from Proven Winners®.   Come see P. Allen Smith at our Hurst location at 1:00 pm.

    Saturday, April 16th at 10:15 am Perfect Perennials for Texas Gardens

    Saturday, April 23rd at 10:15 am Enchanting Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens

    Saturday, April 30th at 10:15 am

              All DFW Locations                     Edible Plants – Tasty Treats from the Garden

              Cornelius Nursery                      Waterwise Gardens with Showoff Native Plants


  • 01 Mar 2016 12:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spend Spring Among the Splendor of Your Own Backyard Oasis

    One of the busiest gardening months of the year is here, and Calloway’s Nursery wants to help you create a lush, thriving landscape in your own backyard! March is a great month to plant almost every kind of landscape plant. The sooner you plant, the quicker the plant will start getting established. The benefit of March plantings is that your plants get to take advantage of the moderate temperatures and it allows your plants to reach their peak performance sooner. Come discover one of Calloway’s favorite shrubs: ReBLOOM Azaleas! They bloom in the Spring, again in Summer, all the way until the first hard frost!

    Calloway’s Nursery is receiving weekly shipments of fresh nursery stock and this is the prime time to buy and plant. A few great early season flower choices are Sweet Alyssum, Geraniums, Begonias, Hibiscus, and Petunias. With an array of colors to choose from, these stunning flowers are sure to make your garden a true showpiece!

    Also, be sure to shear back Asiatic Jasmine, if needed, to encourage new growth from the base. Begin fertilizing Roses every 4 to 6 weeks until September with Calloway’s Professional Rose Food. And don’t forget the importance of pruning those Roses!

    March is also the perfect time to develop a barefoot-soft lawn! By applying Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food to your lawn as it just starts growing, it will provide the necessary nutrients for a healthy, thriving lawn. Fertilizing your lawn during it’s growing season results in thick, healthy turf strong enough to choke out many undesirable weeds. Calloway’s fertilizer has a “quick-release” element that gives the grass a quick boost to get it growing, and then slowly releases the proper nutrients over a 90 day period. And the best thing about fertilizing your lawn? That beautiful, rich emerald green color that signals the start of Spring!

    Be sure to apply a pre-emergent weed preventer in March. Come in to Calloway’s and pick up a bag of Bonide Weed Beater Complete, which will any stop new weeds from sprouting, as well as help combat weeds that you can see! And don’t forget – once you get started with this first pre-emergent application in March, and follow-up applications in May and September, you are well on your way to a weed free lawn!

    March Garden Series

    • Saturday, March 5th 10:15 am – Homegrown Vegetables for Small Spaces
    • Saturday, March 12th 10:15 am – Enhance Your Landscape with Beautiful Groundcovers
    • Saturday, March 19th 10:15 am – Hort Couture®: Fabulous Flowers Fresh from the Runway
    • Saturday, March 26th 10:15 am – Tips & Tricks to Beautiful Roses


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