Continue to fertilize monthly following label instructions.
Remember to keep houseplants away from air-conditioning registers and window units.
Allow plants to dry between waterings, and water thoroughly so all of the potting mix is evenly moist. Allow plants to drain completely before placing them in your desired location.
The best time for seeding your lawn is between August 20 and October 15. Please come in and talk to our garden shop staff for the latest in lawn care advice and products.
Continue to mow at 3” for a healthier lawn and remember to water is its dry out.
Plant your last crop of bush green beans by mid-month
Sow seeds of lettuces, turnips and endive by mid-month.
Plant vegetable transplants of broccoli, collards, cabbage and cauliflower by the third week of August.
Harvest peppers and eggplants before they grow too large for an extended harvest.
Cut watermelons when they are full sized and have a dull sound when you tap them with your fingers.
Taste grapes before harvesting, they will not continue to ripen once picked.
Keep your figs on the dry side for sweeter fruit and less splitting.
Strawberry runners can be separated from the crowns now for transplanting. It is also time to fertilize the plants.
Most of all enjoy the bounty of your harvest!
Annuals and Perennials
Plant fall flowering bulbs now as soon as they come to market.
Divide Daylilies now place your divisions allowing room for mature growth, set the crowns at soil level and apply a light mulch. Daylilies should be divided every four to six years.
Fertilize tropical and hardy water lilies now with aquatic plant fertilizer tablets following the label instructions.
Prune lavender after flowering.
Divide poppies, bluebells and bleeding hearts while dormant, now is the time.
Continue to water and fertilize your hanging baskets for best performance.
Trees and Shrubs
Now is a great time to plant or transplant needled evergreens and remember not to plant them too deeply. Leyland cypresses are best planted in spring. Broadleaved evergreens are best plant in spring as well.
It is normal for many deciduous trees to drop a few leaves this year. Only be concerned if they defoliate.
Now is the time to begin deep watering your plants if we are with out rain. This is the season in which plants get ready for winter and adequate moisture at this time ensures better performance.
Make you final application of Rose-Tone by mid month.
Delay fertilizing your other trees and shrubs until October.