August Gardening Tips 

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Curb Appeal, Summer

Summer can be brutally hot, but it can also be a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the sun. If you have a garden, you know how ruthless the sun can be on you as well as your garden. This is also the perfect time to put effort into your garden by evaluating, managing, and preparing for your plant life’s success. Here are four tips you cannot neglect during August to keep your garden alive and well:

Weeding and Watering 

Weeds can take a toll of your garden. You should start checking for weeds again in August and remove any invasive plants. You do not want your hard work, at keeping your garden alive, to go to waste because of intrusive weeds. You also need to be extra giving on the amount of water this time of year.  Just like you in the August heat, your plants and soil can quickly become dry and dehydrated. Make sure to give your plants the proper amount of water to help them survive the intense heat. 

Remove Deadheads 

Not only do you need to remove spent flowers for an aesthetic purpose, but they can also impair sunlight to other plants. Removing the spent flowers on an annual basis can reward you with a much larger bloom into the fall. 

Plant for Autumn Crops 

If you plan on continuing your garden into next year and the fall, you should consider planting certain seeds in August. Plants that can be harvested in Autumn may need to be planted now. Plants that can tolerate a light frost should be planted now as well and can grow throughout the winter. 

Test Your Soil 

If you plan on continuing your garden for years to come, it may be a good idea to check your soil’s nutrient level. You want to make sure the right nutrients are in the soil to ensure your plants grow adequately.  You can test it yourself with a homemade kit or order one online to find out your soil’s pH levels. 

August is a good month in the summer to make sure your garden is coming along properly. Maintenance is key to the success of your garden. Remember to hedge bushes and keep your garden well-watered throughout the scorching heat months. For more tips and tricks, visit us at Century Tile.

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