We are extremely excited about the launch of our new web site and with that our new Blog. On our Blog you can expect to find specialized information on gardening and interior and exterior decor, as well as valuable Q&A. This is just another way to bring the inside knowledge and know-how of Southern Homes and Gardens experts to your finger tips. So keep checking our Blog every week or so for updates!
Russell Brown, Southern Homes and Gardens – General Manager
Every month check out our blog for tips and advice to help you manage your garden and assist you in creating your perfect yard. Here are the tips for August, check back soon for more info!
Russell Brown, General Manager – Southern Homes and Gardens
- Regularly fertilize annuals for continued bloom.
- Water plants and lawns deeply as allowed by current water restrictions in your area.
- Fertilize roses with 15-30-15 now so you will have roses for the fall.
- Accessorize your garden. Arbors, benches and statuary make wonderful focal points.
- When pulling up spent annuals such as Poppies, Cornflowers and Larkspur, shake them so the seeds will fall where you want plants to grow next year.
- August is the time to divide Japanese Iris.
- Watch for Fire Ant mounds. Use Over ‘n’ Out Fire Ant Granules to eliminate them until winter.
- Feed Chrysanthemums every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer, until the flower buds begin to show color.
- Continue to be on guard for insect pests and diseases.
- Keep those weeds pulled. Remember not to let them go to seed.
- Fertilize vegetables every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Remove faded flowers from Crape Myrtles to encourage a second flush of blooms.
- Prune Hydrangeas after bloom.
- Cut back leggy annuals by half and fertilize with Osmocote.
- Start planning your fall flower garden – we have garden mums available now!