NeSmith Nursery Garden Almanac

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The gardening tips and advice offered by NeSmith Nursery on this page are to help you be successful in your gardening and landscape adventures. We hope these prove to be beneficial to you.

Monthly Gardening Advice

August

  • Trim annuals that have become leggy back to promote new growth and blooms.
  • Prune Hydrangeas after they have finished blooming. Cut off all the faded blooms.
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs as needed with ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food.
  • Fertilize lawn with ferti-lome Winterizer fertilizer.
  • Continue to monitor your lawn and garden for water needs. To maintain the beauty of your landscape it is much better to give a weekly deep soaking to your grass and plants than frequent light watering. Pay attention to any state or local water restrictions.
  • Continue to monitor lawns for insect damage.
  • Trim Geraniums so that you will get a new flush of growth and more blooms as temperatures cool down.
  • Continue spraying roses with ferti-lome Liquid Systemic Fungicide every 10-14 days. Read label for instructions on application.
  • Continue monthly feeding of roses with ferti-lome Rose and Flower Food.
  • Treat fire ant mounds with Ferti-lome Come and Get It Fire Ant Killer.
  • Feed the birds.
  • Plant container grown trees and shrubs. Pay closer attention to watering needs.
  • Continue your fertilization of annuals with ferti-lome Bedding Plant Food at 4-6 week intervals.

Come and enjoy a few minutes or a few hours at either of the NeSmith Nursery locations. We guarantee it to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.