Priscilla’s To-Do List for August

  • Keeping up with weeding, touching up mulch as necessary
  • Deadheading flowers to promote new bloom
  • Picking ripening vegetables to hasten more flower buds that lead to more crops
  • Cleaning up spent foliage in vegetable gardens and removing from the site
  • Watering by hand as needed
  • Staking tall annuals and perennials to keep them upright in wind and rain storms
  • Scouting for iris borer and removing damaged rhizomes from beds
  • Finishing summer pruning of trees and shrubs, particularly spring bloomers
  • Planning fall planting and transplanting projects
  • Taking some garden tours
  • Sitting back and enjoying your garden!