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