Tuesday, Aug. 9th, 2016
Lawn Care Tips for August Summers
August is upon us which means summer is coming to a close. Now that you’ve seen your plants grow, your lawn turn green, and unfortunately, weeds pop up, it’s time to take a look back at your yard and see what you can do better for the next year. To help you prepare for the spring, take on these tips that will keep your gardens healthy in the heat of August.
- Remove dead flowers. This includes annuals, roses, and perennials if they are deadheaded. Deadheading is the term used for the removal of faded or dead flowers from plants. It is usually don in order to maintain the plant’s appearance and to improve its performance. By removing the deadheads, you will most likely be rewarded with more blooms that will continue through the fall.
- Regularly prune. Pruning and removing dead branches on shrubs and small trees is a must if you want to keep your yard looking trim. If debris builds up, it will smother the plants and grass it covers, making it hard for them to grow.
- Pull weeds. Once you notice a weed, pull it. If you don’t get them right away, they seed the garden. Weeds spread quickly even when you get them with weed killer. By getting to them early, it will help reduce overwintering weeds that can wreak havoc next year.
- Don’t let plants go thirsty. This especially goes for new plants and in hot, dry areas. Even though the temperatures are cooling down, they’re still high, which means you need to water accordingly. Early mornings and late nights are the best time to water your lawn because of the cooler temperatures. Another way to keep lawn moist is by adding a fresh layer of mulch after you weed. This will help the soil maintain moisture and reduce future weed crops.
- Start seeds for fall crops. Some seeds including spinach, lettuce, and greens can tolerate a little frost and will grow well into winter. You fall garden also provides an opportunity to manage soil fertility, and even control weeds. Rustic greens are a triple threat – they taste great, their broad leaves shade out weeds, and nutrients they take up in fall are cycled back into the soil as the winter-killed residue rots.
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