1. Harvest Veggies, Seeds and Herbs. If you can't use or process your gardens fruit and veggie harvest, why not give to a neighbor or to the local food bank? Collect seeds from your favorite plants to plant later. Dry seed heads, put into envelopes or clear plastic baggies. Herbs can be cut and tied into small bundles for later use. Dry completely before storing. Label with date and plant species.
2. Dead Head Flowers. Hanging baskets, summer annuals and perennials will bloom longer if you remove spent blooms.
3. Lightly Prune. Prune summer blooming shrubs after they are done blooming. Other trees and shrubs can also be pruned now until mid-September. Give plants 4-6 weeks before frost to harden off cut stems.
4. Add Fall Color Now. Add small starts, direct sow seeds right into planters, beds and baskets.
5. Apply G&B Fertilizers & Soil Conditioners. Apply as directed- apply into the soil, topdress with compost. Water well after fertilizing.
6. Pest Monitoring. Check plants for insect and disease. Treat if needed only. Remove diseased leaves from plants and the ground- this can reinfect and continue the disease cycle during wet weather. If weeds are present, remove them especially the seed heads that can spread unwanted weeds.
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