Your August Garden Chores
– 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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