August

Garden Tips:

Pick zucchini and summer squash every day or two to keep the plants producing.

Letting your lawn go dormant and dry in the summer months can discourage Japanese beetles hatching in your lawn, which become turf-damaging grubs. Try to limit watering to every 2-3 weeks.

Your third application of Turfline is your Arthroban Grub and Insect Control. This can be applied from August thru the end of October.

Powdery mildew can show up on your roses, lilacs or phlox this month. Applying a fungicide, such Ortho Rose Pride will help keep it under control.

Use BBQ grill ashes in vegetable gardens and flower beds. These ashes contain phosphorus, potassium, and calcium.

Hot peppers will keep best if stored after they dry. Thread the peppers on a string and hang in a cool, dry place.

Keep an eye out for aphids and spider mites. Stop in at Green Acre and we will help you with the right solution.