What To Plant
- Plant early flowering sweet peas for an abundance of color during the holiday season.
- If crab grass has made an unwanted appearance in your lawn, treat it now with Trimec crabgrass killer.
- Stop those summer pests such as ants, lawn moths, and earwigs before their damage becomes extensive. Spread Eco Smart insect granules.
- If your tuberous begonias are dropping buds, they might not be getting enough air circulation. Too much shade causes the same problem.
- If you are going on vacation, prepare your garden ahead of time by mulching and giving the garden a thorough soaking the day before you leave. This is not the time, however, to fertilize, as new growth will suffer if there is a heat wave while you are gone.
- Monthly fertilizing and deadheading (removing) spent blossoms is the key to continued bloom from your flowering plants this summer.
- Keep the cutting edge of the lawn mower up at least 2 ½ inches. The roots will stay cooler and the grass happier in this hot weather.
- Train new blackberry vine canes on a trellis or other supports and be sure to cut to the ground the old canes that bore this year’s crop.