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VideoFound: older Dachshund running down the road. If this is your dog please call (210)789-0925. Will need proof and verification that the dog is your's.
Lost Bull registered Black Angus last seen Eagle Creek, Oakfields area, south of 775 July 20th. 214 freeze branded left hip & tattooed in ears. Green eartag.Larry Smith 210 557-9201
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Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
Service Coordination Supervisor. Camino Real Community Services is seeking a SC supervisor who will manage and supervise service coordinators. This position will ensure implementation of local authority functions for individuals diagnosed with Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IDD) enrolled in Medicaid waivers and other programs. This position will be housed at the IDD Admin. Office located in Floresville and will also service as the office manager for this location. Submit resume to  Camino Real Community Services, Attn: HRS, P.O. Box 725, Lytle, TX 78052 or fax to 830-772-4304. Visit www.caminorealcs.org for applications and other details. EOE.
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Will pool water harm the lawn?




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Q. We have a swimming pool, and we clean it and replace the water every few months. Will putting the swimming pool water on the lawn hurt the grass?

A. No, pool water applied at infrequent intervals will not hurt the lawn. You may, however, want to confer with your pool supply store and figure out a way to eliminate the need to empty and refill the pool. It is my understanding that most swimming pools are managed without ever having to empty and refill. Emptying and refilling is not good water conservation practice.

Q. What is the secret to growing pines in this area? We are from the Southeast and miss the pine trees.

A. Most pines require acidic soil to prosper. If your soil is alkaline, like most of the region, you need to select from Aleppo, Italian stone and Japanese black pines. Afghan pines grow in alkaline soil but are susceptible to a fungal dieback and are not recommended.

Q. Tell us again how to deal with the fire ants on okra.

A. Spray fire ants off the plants with the water hose just before you harvest the pods. To try to eliminate them, apply bait, such as Conserve or Amdro, on the area around the garden. Apply a fast-acting insecticide, such as acephate to mounds, outside the garden. Review all labeled requirements every time you use a pesticide, including pesticides designated as organics.

Q. After years of drought, our St. Augustine lawn has been invaded by Bermuda grass. Is there an herbicide that will kill the Bermuda grass without hurting the St Augustine?

A. Unfortunately, no. The best you can do is mow the lawn three inches or taller and water each week -- if the drought rules allow it. It also helps to aerate the lawn. Bermuda grass is more tolerant of compacted soil than St. Augustine grass. You will never wipe out the Bermuda, but the St. Augustine will dominate in a well-watered lawn on aerated soil that is mowed high.

Q. Stink bugs are feeding on my tomatoes. What is the best way to control them?

A. Sevin -- active ingredient carbaryl -- seems to be the most effective treatment. Review the label to see how long you must wait between pesticide application and harvest.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center at Texas A&M-San Antonio.
 

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