Late Summer Landscaping and Gardening Tips


August is typically known to be a transition or maintenance month where keeping gardens and lawns weed-free and watered thoroughly due to the rising temperatures is essential. As we begin to transition into a new season, here are some end of summer must-do’s ahead of fall:

  • Make sure all trees and plants are getting enough water especially the newly installed ones.
  • Prune or shear boxwoods, juniper and other ground cover as it will show little growth for the remainder of the year.
  • Continue to maintain lawn edges and garden beds.
  • Begin planting fall perennials towards the end of the month.
  • Continue to deadhead
  • Continue to replenish mulch
  • Remove dry leaves off of your perennials
  • Monitor plants for disease and insect damage.

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