Organic fertilizers such as Milorganite and Medina Growin Green are excellent fertilizers that feed plants and soil and are the best choice during hot, dry periods.
Lay new Sod
Lay new sod anytime, and Bermuda seed anytime this month.
Fix Yellow Spots
Apply organic Nature’s Blend, or conventional Hi Yield Iron Plus to yellow spots in lawn.
Mow as required. Keep St. Augustine cut to about 3”, Bermuda at 1”– 2”.
Water well every 7 days.
Watch out for pests
Watch for Chinch Bugs and Grub Worms.
All container grown trees, shrubs, and vines.
It’s prime time to plant tropicals such as hibiscus, bougainvillea, ginger and palms.
Late spring and summer color
Zinnias, periwinkles, purslane, moss rose, gomphrena, lantana, ruellia, penta, caladiums, coleus, and more
Sunflowers, morning glory, zinnias, and gomphrena.
Pepper and Tomato Seeds
Start seeds of peppers and tomatoes in containers to transplant in the garden in August.
Add plants to your indoor spaces to create a fresh air relaxing atmosphere.
Feed your houseplants to keep them healthy and looking their best. Hasta Gro works wonders. So does Plant Tone.
Houseplants that are happy & healthy will produce baby plants that are easily removed and transplanted to another container. A great way to increase your collection and share with your friends.
Annuals and perennials
Organic: Medina Growin Green, Hasta Gro or Plant Tone
Conventional: Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules
Hibiscus and tropical bloomers
Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo
Conventional: Hibiscus Food
Trees and shrubs
Organic: Milorganite, or Medina Growin Green
Conventional: Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food
Dead wood from trees and shrubs
Faded blooms to encourage new blooms – especially important on perennials, tropicals, and crape myrtles
Shrubs to maintain good form
Palms, if needed
Watch Out For
Watch for caterpillars or their damage (chewed leaves).
Organic: Thuricide, Spinosad
Fungus, Powdery Mildew
Organic: Neem Oil, BeeSafe 3-in-1
Conventional: Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Fertilome Systemic
CHINCH BUGS IN LAWNS
Organic: Diatomaceous Earth, Spinosad
Organic: Neem Oil, Insecticidal Soap, BeeSafe 3-in-1
Conventional: Cyonara, Bonide Systemic
Read: Mealy Bugs are Here
Organic: Neem Oil, Spinosad Soap, BeeSafe 3-in-1
Conventional: Bonide Systemic, Cyonara
FLEAS and TICKS
Organic: Spinosad, Diatomaceous Earth
Watch for Borers in mesquites, ash, and yucca.
Conventional: Fertilome Tree & Shrub Drench
Mulch all landscape areas with at least 2-4 inches of shredded mulch.
Cut your grass higher so it will not dry out as quickly.
Trimming & Cleanup
Trim overgrown plants with excessive foliage so they use less water.
Remove old or unsightly plants you plan to get rid of anyway.
Repot root bound patio plants and add Soil Moist Crystals.
Adjust Irrigation System
Use your irrigation system or sprinklers once a week. You can water anytime before 10:00am or after 6:00pm. Use the Cycle Soak Method found on our website. Be sure not to let water run off onto the streets and sidewalks.
Top dress lawns with Nature Blend.
Use organic fertilizers to keep plants healthy.
Install drip irrigation around your foundation and plants for slow soaking and less water waste.
You can water anytime with a hand held hose, soaker hose or drip irrigation hose provided it is equipped with a positive shut off nozzle.