August Garden Calendar
- Fertilize your vegetable beds again with EB Stone
Tomato & Vegetable Food or Master Nursery Master Start. Harvest your
vegetables on a regular basis to keep the plants producing well. Toward the end
of the month you can begin planning and preparing for your fall vegetable
garden. Soon broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, peas, lettuce, cabbage, collards,
mustards, and many other cool season vegetables can be planted. Fall vegetable
gardens do well if planted between September and October.
- Fertilize your lawn again with Master Green Lawn
Food or EB Stone Natures Green Lawn Food. We recommend watering lightly before
applying fertilizer and then water immediately after fertilizing and again the
following day to avoid any chance of burning.
- Melons are typically ripe when the stems turn
from green to brown. Check the weight of the fruit compared to other melons on
the vine. Typically the heavier fruits are more ripe than lighter
- At the end of August or beginning of September it
is time to fertilize your fruit trees again. If you want to promote a lot of
growth, use the Master Nursery Fruit Tree & Vine Food, otherwise use EB
Stone Citrus & Fruit Tree Food or Master Start. If you are trying to keep
your trees small as suggested in the Backyard Orchard Culture philosophy, then
at the end of August it is time to prune again lightly to remove unwanted
height and to shape the tree for easy picking.
- Houseplants should also be watered weekly on
average. Some considerations are the size of container, location of plant, and
type of plant. Keep an eye out for insects on your house plants. Watch for
mealybugs, whiteflies, and mites. Inspect the backsides of the leaves and in
the crevices where branches meet the main stem. This is where you will find
most of these unwanted pests.