Garden Tips For August:
1). High temperatures above 85 degrees can disrupt pollination in tomatoes, which affect fruit set.
2). Watering early in the morning can reduce leaf wetness and subsequent disease infection.
3). Late summer is the best time to spray poison ivy with Kleen-Up.
4). Harvest onion and potatoes once the tops of the plant have turned brown.
5). Mid-August through September is usually the best time for lawn seeding and overseeding.
6). Promptly remove and discard diseased plants from the flower and vegetable garden.
7). Late summer and early fall are a very favorable time of year to plant perennials.