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August 4, 2021



Horticultural Tips for August

Below are some rules of thumb when tending vegetables, lawns, flowers and trees during the month of August.

• Renovate strawberries by mowing a minimum of every three years. Some people mow their strawberries every year following fruit production. Be sure to set the mower high enough to mow the leaves. Mowing to low may damage the crowns and kill the plant.

• Topdress strawberries after harvest with a complete fertilizer like 16-16-16.

• Pinch the tops of indeterminate tomatoes and reduce watering to promote ripening.

• Pull dry bulb onions and di...



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