Garden Tips - August:
Pick zucchini and summer squash every day or two to keep the plants producing.
You may notice a dust or talcum-like powder on your roses, lilacs or phlox this month. Applying a fungicide, such as Natural Guard’s Copper Soap or Neem will aid in the reduction of this powdery mildew.
Water, water, water! Continue deep watering all of your new plantings once a week at a slow trickle for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the rootball.Water your garden early in the day so plants can absorb the moisture before the hot sun dries the soil. Early watering also insures that the foliage dries before night. Wet foliage at night increases susceptibility to fungus diseases and insects.
Don’t forget to sit back, relax & enjoy your garden!!