Are You Ready for Spring?

9 March 2015No Comment

“March is a month of considerable frustration – it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.” –  Thalassa Cruso

It sure doesn’t feel like March in Austin right now, does it? Don’t worry, Spring is coming, and we are all ready for Spring’s arrival. We have some beautiful days coming soon, so get your beds ready for those warm season veggies. If you planted any winter cover crops, till them in now and allow some time for them to decompose into the soil before planting new things in that area. Fertilize your beds, trim back those ragged plants and maybe chop up those oak leaves to use as mulch. You can continue to plant some cool season veggies and perennials, but most importantly-it’s time for tomatoes!

March and early April is the time in Central Texas to get your tomato plants in the ground because once the temps go above 95, your tomato plants will stop fruiting. For some great tips on planting tomatoes in Austin, check out our blog post here.

Our greenhouse is full of tomatoes, peppers, perennial herbs and lots of lettuces-and so many more! For a list of our current greenhouse availability and ordering information, you can visit our website. Our availability list is updated weekly, so you can be sure to get the very best and happiest plants directly from us.


Veggie Pods for Spring

Just a reminder, our veggie pods are still on special through March! Do you have a small space for gardening? Have you been thinking about planting herbs for a cocktail garden?  Through the end of March, we will be offering a special on our beautiful veggie pods. For only $500, we will install three of our veggie pods, fill them with our premium soil and luscious veggie and herb starts. Our pods are hand constructed from recycled rainwater tanks and are 3 foot diameter. We even have a gift card to give your favorite gardener or would-be gardener because it would be difficult to wrap a garden! Call us or email now to get yours started.

Spring Chickens!

We have some new arrivals at YardFarm! Please welcome our new babies-all 400 of them! Despite the cold weather, they have been thriving with the help of a cozy space and heat lamps. They have doubled in size in only 2 weeks and continue to grow by leaps and bounds and chirps and peeps. Soon, they’ll be producing eggs and clucking!

Peep, chirp, grow!

Busy Times at YardFarm
We have been keeping ourselves busy here at YardFarm, despite the chilly and rainy weather. Between growing veggie starts and raising baby chicks, we have been hard at work building landscape features, rainwater collection systems, backyard and front yard gardens and outdoor seating in preparation for the warm Austin nights ahead. Check out some of our latest projects! And let us know how we can help you plan and build your outdoor living areas into beautiful and usable spaces. Contact us soon for an estimate, because once the weather starts getting warmer, we definitely get busier!

Front yard veggie bed with steel retaining wall

Pathway with pavers and steel edging

Cedar veggie beds with limestone gravel
Bench for tree hugging or people hugging

Maintenance and Turf Care

YardFarm fundamentally believes that healthy yards yields happier residents and a healthier environment. Productive turf on healthy vibrant soil fights CO2 and doesn’t have to use a lot of water. Organic turf care leads to greener & thicker grass, more absorptive soils and lush growth of shrubs and flowers.

To our neighbors in 78723, 51, 02, 41, 04, 45, 49, we will now be offering totally organic land care including gardens, shrubs, bedding areas and turf. We have openings on our maintenance schedule and would like to provide a handful of new clients with superior regular care including mow, blow and trim service. We will bring you veggies too. Call today to setup a maintenance program, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. You deserve it.

From all of us at YardFarm to you, happy gardening!