Garden Tips For August 2021:
1). Deadheading perennials to encourage more blooms keeps plants tidy and flowering.
2). Pinch off new blooms on pumpkin vines to help existing pumpkins to develop.
3). Irrigate trees and shrubs by applying water directly to the root area not the leaves.
4). Begin grooming houseplants summering outside to prepare them for the move indoors.
5). Late August to late September is ideal for planting grass in our area.
6). When planting grass seed, good seed to soil contact is important.
7). Watering early morning when possible is the best practice for lawn areas, new or old.