AUGUST CAN BE A TOUGH MONTH FOR GARDENERS
Yes, August can be tough on gardening because of the heat and high humidity, which makes being outside and working in the gardens a little unbearable. This is one reason to consider August a planning month for the upcoming FALL PLANTING SEASON.
AUGUST GARDENING CHORES AND TIPS
- STAY ON TOP OF THE WATERING NEEDS OF YOUR PLANTS: It only stands to reason that plants—especially container plants and hanging baskets—are drying out more quickly in the heat.
- FLOWERING HANGING BASKETS: Over the past three months, hanging basket pots have become more roots than soil. So, with less soil, the hanging basket will dry out quickly, maybe needing watering daily to survive.
- August is a great month to give your flowering hanging baskets, such as Petunias, a good trimming. And, at the same time, a good feeding. Your hanging basket will flourish with new growth and blooms in a couple of weeks.
- Flower and vegetable seeds are beginning to arrive.
- Now is an excellent time to get your lawn ready for September. Consider doing core aeration, some thatching, and check the soil’s pH level for any need for lime.
- Looking at the SHRUB PRUNING CALENDAR—there is nothing you want to prune this month EXCEPT for roses.
- August is the perfect month to give your roses their last feeding for the year. Roses will be putting on a beautiful show of flowers again this fall when we begin to cool down.
- 2023 Fall vegetable and flower seeds will be arriving soon.
PLANT A LITTLE HAPPINESS!!!!!!!