Califonia Bountiful

Gardening to-do list for August

Aug. 2012 California Bountiful magazine

It's August, one of California's hottest and driest months. Here are some ways to keep your garden happy and productive!

  • Keep harvesting vegetables and deadhead flowers so the garden keeps producing.
  • Give fruit trees a deep watering. Prune if necessary.
  • Fertilize fruit and nut trees.
  • Add organic matter to the soil before planting winter vegetables.
  • Fertilize camellias, azaleas and gardenias with chelated iron if leaves are yellow.
  • Feed begonias, fuchsias, annuals and container plants.
  • Pinch back mums for more blooms this fall.

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