- This Texas heat won't budge. Keep watering attentively and mulch well.
- Now is the time to plant carrots, beets, turnips and other cool-season veggies.
- Brown patch is likely to appear on St. Augustine. It usually occurs from frequent shallow watering or poor drainage. Aerate the spots and spread a half inch of compost and cornmeal.
- Now is the time for the ever important fall lawn fertilization. Include iron in your feeding. We can recommend several organic alternatives. Also, try seaweed on your heat-stressed plants to help them through the heat of the season.
- Prepare beds for spring-blooming bulbs early in the month. Use lots of organic matter and provide good drainage. Come see us later in the month for your bulbs!
- Winter annuals will be arriving soon. Plan your winter color beds for alyssum, calendula, hollyhock, petunia, and stock.
- If you have grub worms in your turf, apply sugar and beneficial nematodes. Yellowing leaves? Apply sulfur or at 5#/1000 sq. feet or Texas Greensand.