Larry's Garden

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August is known for its scorching summer heat. Sometimes it is so hot that we forget to keep maintaining and harvesting our gardens. Your garden is hardier than you think and there are plenty of tasks to do that can keep it growing longer and prep for the fall season.

  • Decide which fall crops work best for your zone/climate
  • Begin planting seedlings (green onions, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, radishes)
  • Check mulch and add more if needed
  • Keep new plantings watered
  • Keep weeds pulled before they have the chance to seed
  • Deadhead flowers on annuals, perennials, and roses
  • Have your soil tested to see what vitamins and minerals it is lacking for the season
  • Order spring flowering bulbs

August can be tough for both the gardener and the plant. However, it is a good time to take a moment to reflect on the garden you have and determine what you could do to make a better change the following season. 

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