August Gardening Tips Southeastt

August Gardening Tips for the Southeast

August gardening tips southeast

What vegetables should you plant this month?

Are you looking for some watering tips for the month of August?

Schools across the country are starting for the year and the temperatures in the Southeast Region are hot. This can only mean one thing, it’s August. If you are like me, you’ve worked too hard on your lawn and garden to see the summer sun ruin your yard.

That is why today, we are providing August gardening tips for the Southeast Region of the United States. Scan through the information and if you have any questions, please let us know in the comment section below.

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August Gardening Tips

Landscaping Tips:

It is almost time to start planting trees. This month, take the time to research what types of trees grow well in your area and which ones you would love to plant.

Watering tips for August include watering at dawn. When you water make sure to saturate the soil. That will ensure that the roots of whatever you are watering gets plenty of water. For more watering tips makes sure to check out our article, 8 Summertime Watering Tips You Need to Know.

Fruit and Vegetable Tips:

The Old Farmer’s Almanac recommends planting the following vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, bush beans, cucumbers, squash and onions.

If you are planting herb transplants, you can plant rosemary, ginger and Mexican tarragon.

Continue to harvest your fruits and vegetables. If you’re not sure when to harvest, check out an article we wrote called, When to Harvest Your Vegetables.

Perennial and Annual Tips:

Plant these perennials and annuals this month: zinnia, marigold, celosia and lilies.

Consider sowing wildflowers this year because right now is the perfect time to do so. Plus they add that something extra to your yard. Wildflowers like, bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and coreopsis.

General Gardening Tips:

Organic Gardening recommends staking all tall plants. This way they won’t get blown over in a storm. Examples of such tall plants are sunflowers, sweet peppers and tithonia.

Better Homes and Gardens lists the following plants as the best plants for the Southern August Garden: Mexican bush sage, Dahlia, Ornamental grasses, Showy sedum and Garden mums.

Take Away

August is filled with back-to-school and warm summer days. To keep your garden flourishing in the Southeast Region of the U.S., consider using the gardening tips above. Do you have any questions or tips to add?

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