Your August Garden Chores



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- Trim back perennials and annuals to encourage a fall flush of blooms.

- Give your citrus trees a final application of fertilizer for the year. Use a formula developed specifically for citrus and follow the instructions on the bag. 

- Remove vegetable plants that are no longer producing and add compost to the soil. Cover the bed with mulch if you’re not going to replant right away.

- Make sure your container plants — particularly hanging baskets — are getting enough water. Some need watering twice a day. 

 

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