Upcoming Seminars

The ORWMA Board is working on dates for the following seminars, which will be open to the public:

  • Bees
  • Fire Ants
  • Trees
  • Ponds
  • Food Plots

Please let us know if there are any other topics of interest for 2019.

Grass Burrs Seminar – January 19, 2019

Dry states like Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have to deal with prickly stickers in your lawn from time to time. Also known as:  Sandburrs, Grass Burrs, Sticker Burrs/Burr Stickers, Pricking Monsters, Lawn/Grass Stickers, these are all referring to the same nasty weed. They thrive in the heat and are prominently found in Bermuda and St. Augustine lawns.

If you have had a problem with grass burrs in the past – the upcoming seminar offered by ORWMA is for you.  The best time of the year to try and prevent grass burrs is fast approaching.  In an effort to help us learn all we can about eliminating this weed, our new Colorado County Ag Extension Agent, Laramie Naumann, will present a seminar for the landowners in Oakridge Ranch.

Please save the date: The seminar will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 9:00 at the Oakridge Community Center.   The seminar is being offered free of charge – so please plan to attend. 

burrs

Burn Ban Now In Effect

Colorado County has issued a burn ban and it’s in effect until further notice:

  •  NO outdoor burning is permitted per county ordinance.

  •  NO fireworks per county ordinance.

  •  Strict instructions for welding.

  • Includes other restrictions.

Please click on “Burn Ban.7-28” below to see the full order from the County.   Thanks for taking care of your neighbors!

Burn Ban.7-28

 

Time to Plant Wildflower Seeds for Next Spring

Bluebonnets_Spring2016
Bluebonnets_Spring2016

Now is the time to plant your wildflower seeds for next spring.   Any time is good during October or November before the cold weather gets settled in our area.   This gives the seeds plenty of time for germination before the spring sprouts come forth.   Be sure you keep the seeds moist by watering when it’s not raining.   We’re having a dry fall this year, so you may need to rely on watering your seed to have a nice wildflower crop next spring.   You can buy wildflower seeds most anywhere, but some packets on sale for our area do contain grass seed, too.   So, if it’s only wildflower seeds you’re looking for, be sure to check the back of the package to see just how many seeds are included inside.   Or you can buy from one of the wild seed sources listed on our website & below:

  • Wildseed Farms of Fredericksburg, TX, www.wildseedfarms.com;
  • Native American Seed of Junction, TX, www.seedsource.com.

Wildflowers not only add beauty to your landscape, but they bring in the pollinators necessary for our food crops.   Additionally, most wildflowers are not eaten by the deer except in extreme drought conditions making these flowers a great choice to add to your home here at Oakridge Ranch.

And don’t forget to send pictures of your wildflowers to ORWMA at oakridgeranchwma@gmail.com.

Live life outdoors!

Butterfly Garden, May 2013
Butterfly Garden, May 2013