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Sunday, August 19th, 2018
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Garden Times for August

What to Plant:

Vegetables & Fruits:

Beans, Celery, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Onion, Peppers, Squash, Okra, Pumpkins - Ask us we'll let you know!!

Trees: All Citrus &Tropical Fruits

Flowers:

Blue Daze, Cat Whiskers, Coleus, Crossandra, Diamond Frost, Caladium, Heliconias, Torenia, Zinnia, Heather, Gingers, Marigold, Penta, Porterweed, Purslane, Salvia, Sunflower, Vinca and more.

Herbs:

Basil, Chives, Dill, Oregano, Cilantro, Rosemary, Lavenders, Sweet Marjoram, Sage, Savory Thyme and other favorites. (Difficult this time of the year)

Trees:

All Shade Trees: Mahogany, Oaks, Maples and Magnolias. Also Royal Poinciana, Cassia, Palms, Hibiscus, Jatropha and any other you have your heart set on!

What to Do:

Houseplants:

  • Remove yellowing foliage and repot as needed
  • Wash away dust and bugs
  • Trim overgrown stems
  • Transplant root-bound to larger containers or root prune
  • Continue to fertilize with Busy Bee's Formula "B", Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and VitaMix all for boost of vitality
  • Turn windowsill plants one-quarter weekly
  • Fill empty spaces indoors with new plants
  • Check for pest and treat appropriately (Systemic Insect Granules)

The Landscape:

  • Remove weak/diseased & damaged limbs and foliage
  • Complete pruning of overgrown plants treat with Pruning Sealer
  • Readjust stakings on trunks of trees
  • Continue tree and shrub plantings
  • Prune seed heads from Crape Myrtles
  • Follow all planting instruction guidelines per Busy Bee recommendations!
  • Prune & fertilize azaleas & control insect problems (Lace Bugs & Caterpillars)
  • Roses-Trim and control black spot & mites FEED Monthly!
  • Check gardens for signs of insect invasions(Squish or Spray!)
  • Feed Outdoor Container Gardens with Busy Bee's Formula "B" and VitaMix
  • Reshape Formal Hedges
  • Check Tree staking after storms(MUST be secure for proper rooting)
  • Renew Mulches
  • Feed Water Lilies monthly
  • Prune Hydrangeas after blooming
  • Transplant Palms

The Lawn:

  • Fertilize with 16-0-8
  • Apply bait for Mole Crickets
  • Seed, plug or sod new lawns & fill in bare areas
  • Treat Chinch Bugs & Sod Web Worms if needed
  • Spot apply Kilz-All to "hard to get rid of" weeds
  • Apply Milorganite to stressed laws for quick greening
  • Reduce watering in periods of heavy rains
  • Irregular Shaped Dead Spots=Insects  
  • Circular Shaped Dead Spots=Fungus

The Green House:

  • Transplant Root cuttings to containers
  • Divide Orchids & Bromeliads
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with Jack's Classic 20-20-20 and apply Busy Bee's VitaMix
  • Clean and sterilize benches and tools
  • Choose seeds for Fall Flowers & Vegetables (Late August Sow)

Vegetables and Fruits:

  • Feed vegetables with Jacks 20-20-20 and Garden Tone
  • Use VitaMix to boost vitality
  • Harvest & Replant for second crops (If you and your veggies can take the heat!!)
  • COVER Garden Bed with black plastic for 8 weeks to sterilize the soil and kill Nematodes (if not completed in July)
  • Citrus- treat Leaf Miner, Scale and Mites (Check often for signs of damage!
  • Monitor and control pests and fungus consult a Busy Bee Associate for appropriate treatment plan.
  • Complete Grape Feedings
  • Prune Fruit Trees lightly to promote and direct trunk growth
  • Turn compost piles every two weeks
  • Feed Bananas & Papayas monthly with Citrus Tone, Black Kow and apply Busy Bee's VitaMix.

 

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