Need help planting a successful garden or landscape? Here are some August planting tips from the Dallas Arboretum horticulture staff and the Dallas County Master Gardeners that can help keep your home garden looking beautiful this Fall. Lawn and garden maintenance should be your focus in August.
- Proper watering is crucial in August. Apply one to two inches of water per week to -landscaping.
- Keep an eye out for webworms in trees. Use a garden hose to blast them out of the trees with water or cut them out with pole pruners.
- Plant vegetable crops, including corn, tomatoes, and beans, for fall harvest.
- Plant seasonal annuals such as marigolds and ornamental peppers for fall interest.