August Gardening Tip
August Gardening Tips
- Spray apple and pear trees at least through this month to prevent worms in the fruit.
- Protect peach, apricot, plum and nectarine trees with a second application to control peach tree borer.
- Check sprinklers to make sure they work properly and cover where they are needed.
- Deep water evergreens every two to three weeks by setting a hose trickling water at the base.
- Save a friendship by putting overgrown zucchini in the compost bin and not on your neighbors’ porch.
- Apply dipel or thuricide to control tobacco budworms on geraniums, petunias, nicotiana, ageratum, and other flowers.
- Compost fruit and vegetable clippings to reduce waste and improve garden soil.
- Plan to enter your best fruits, vegetables, and flowers in the county fair.
- Become a member of the Ogden Botanical Gardens/USU Botanical Center to enjoy the annual Wildflower Tour for members only next year. For membership information, click here.
- Relax in the shade and enjoy the beauties of the landscape while sipping a lemonade.
- Refill hummingbird feeder.
- Water lawn 1½ - 2 inches per week.
- Harvest garlic bulbs.
- Fertilize raspberries with chelated iron.
- Harvest onions
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