Every month of the season provides an opportunity to tend the garden (except the months when it’s blanketed in snow). And August, being one of the hottest months in North America, is no exception. The end of summer garden!
While some gardeners long for fall around this time, others are relishing in the bounty both a vegetable and flower garden provides. Keeping up with maintenance during the hottest month will assure both the health of your garden in spring and a shorter maintenance list for fall.
Weeding and Dead-Heading
No doubt. Weeds are most prolific in August. As summer sets in weed seeds become well established and their plants flourish in conditions less suited for vegetables and flowers.
Staying on top of your weeding—this month especially—will deter new weeds from seeding themselves, allowing fewer of them to propagate next year. Keep on track, and in a few years, the dreaded task of weeding will become smaller.