Five August Tips (for busy gardeners)

  1. Make sure that your plants have an ample amount of water during hot, dry periods.
  2. Spring flowering perennials can be divided this month or next.  Be sue to do this during the coolest part of the day and water the plants thoroughly after transplanting.
  3. Harvest your vegetable crops on a regular basis for season long production
  4. Keep weeds pulled before they have a chance to flower and go to seed.  Otherwise they may show up again for many years.
  5. Fertilize your roses for the last time this month.  Do not fertilize them again until next spring.  They need to slow their growth to prepart for winter.