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 Hi Yield Iron Plus to yellow spots in lawn. Organically use Texas Green Sand.
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.
Annuals and perennials
with Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules
Organic: Medina Growin Green, Hasta Gro or Plant Tone
Hibiscus and tropical bloomers
with Hibiscus Food
Organic: Maestro Gro-Rose Glo
Trees and shrubswith Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food
Organic: Milorganite, or Medina Growin Green,
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).
Treat with: Cyonara
Organic: Thuricide, Spinosad
Fungus, Powdery Mildew
Treat with: Broad Spectrum Fungicide, Fertilome Systemic
Organic: Neem Oil, Serenade
CHINCH BUGS IN LAWNS
Treat with: Spectracide Triazicide, Cyonara, Bayer Complete Liquid or granules
Organic: Diatomaceous Earth, Spinosad
Treat with: Spectracide Triazicide, Cyonara, or Bonide Systemic
Organic: Neem Oil or Insecticidal Soap
Read: Mealy Bugs are Here
Treat with: Spectracide Triazicide, Bonide Systemic or Cyonara
Organic: Neem Oil, Insecticidal Soap, Spinosad
FLEAS and TICKS
Treat with: Cyonara, Spectracide Triazicide
Organic: Spinosad, Diatomaceous Earth
Watch for Borers in mesquites, ash, and yucca.
Treat with: 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.