August Garden Tips

Lawns

Wave of colorful perennials such as coneflowers and verbena with Japanese MapleTurflon *Ester specialty herbicide is a great selective herbicide that controls invasive bermuda grass in Fescue lawns. It will selectively control some perennial broadleafed weeds as well. Or, if it’s green… just keep mowing! We also have a select post emergence product for grassy weeds in flower beds.

Pruning

It’s time to finish pruning shrubs, no later than middle of September, so the new growth can harden off before winter.

Note: don’t prune spring-flowering plants now!

Remove spent flowers and tired foliage on perennials so they will flush out and bloom again. Also prune seed heads on crepe myrtles. Deadhead annuals to keep them blooming. If your perennials are coneflowers or the like, leave seed heads for the finches to enjoy.

Critter Control

I Must Garden Natural Animal RepellentDeer, rabbits and critters are on the move. We have great “I Must Garden” products to repel unwanted critters from your plants.

Fall Planting

We are looking forward to fall planting season and have some beautiful plants scheduled to arrive in September and October!