Keep up with your harvesting and tend to watering chores : Keep new plantings well-watered, but at this time of year, pay attention to other parts of the landscape, too.
Water deeply and well ,this is especially important for tomatoes and remember to pinch the suckers off tomatoes. Suckers are miniature stems that grow from the main stalk. If not removed, they will grow to the size of a whole new plant, and create a tangle of stems.
Lawns should be mowed weekly, one of the best defenses against weeds. Continue to plant container-grown trees, shrubs, perennial herbs, and perennial flowers. Keep deadheading plants!Continue to fertilize roses.
Despite the heat, the August garden can look terrific as long as you keep up with weeding, watering, and deadheading.
Watering chores are what will eat up your garden time this month. If mature plants are flopping, tie them up or use plant supports or stakes to keep them from smothering neighboring plants.
If a perennial is sickly or looking otherwise awful, cut it back to just a few inches. Avoid pruning evergreens when it's so hot.
Leaves are falling, asters and mums are blooming and we are scheduling for fall cleanup! Pick a crisp, sunny autumn afternoon and spend some time tending your garden. If it hasn't hit already, the first frost is likely to arrive this month.
There is still time this month for planting spring-blooming bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as long as the ground doesn't freeze.
Storing Tender Bulbs -- Dig up and store tender bulbs: tuberous begonias, glads, dahlias, cannas, and others. Empty pots for the winter and store in a covered spot. Leaving them out will cause them to crack over the winter. Continue to fill your bridfeeders!
Even though it's cold outside gardening can continue with holiday decorations.
Recycle your Christmas tree...cut off the branches and lay them around the base of roses and other less cold-tolerant plants. Or tuck boughs of the branches in windowboxes and pots for outdoor decoration until spring.