August is here! We’ve brought you our top five best tips to help you and your garden transition into an exciting new Fall planting season.
Check out our August Garden Guide for more tips and remember that trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted 12 months out of the year! The only difference is the amount of water they need depending on temperatures and wind!
1. Prepare your garden beds
August is the time to start preparing for Fall vegetables. To get your soil ready, we recommend mixing Nature’s Blend Compost or Cotton Burr Compost with your soil to replenish nutrients and loosen the soil before planting. Then when you plant, add Biotone Root Starter into the planting hole and water well to give your garden a healthy start.
2. Pick out your seeds
Watching your plants grow from a tiny seed is exciting and rewarding! Our Fall Vegetable Planting Guide provides the specific seed-planting dates to help plan your Fall garden. Look out for some of the rare seeds we’re bringing in this season – tiny bok choy, pink celery, wild chili petins, and more! New seed will be here August 14th, maybe sooner.
3. Expand your indoor jungle
While it’s still hot outside, it’s a great time to add to your jungle inside. Our greenhouse has lots of great options for plants that can be grown indoors or on a shady patio. Some of our favorites include Mini Monsteras, Calatheas, and our tiny terrarium plants.
4. Keep your lawn looking good
Water before 10am or after 6pm. About 1 inch of water, once a week is enough. Feed your lawn with organic fertilizers like Medina Growin’ Green & Nature’s Blend Compost. Keep an eye out for insect problems like chinch bugs & grubs. Chinch bugs: treat with Broad-spectrum Insecticide by Fertilome, in a ready to spray bottle. Grubworms: treat with Grub-free Zone granules by Hi Yield.
5. Keep up with regular watering
It is important to keep up with regular watering for your lawn and garden. Even drought-tolerant plants still need water in these hot months. Make sure to check on your plants daily to ensure that they aren’t staying too wet or too dry. If you’re not sure, use a moisture meter!