Lawns and flowers need about 1 inch of water a week so depending on rain, water as necessary.
Plants in containers may need to be watered once a day, and maybe twice.
Cut annuals back by one third or two thirds to encourage fuller growth and more blooms.
Take advantage of cooler mornings for weeding. Also, pinch off spent blooms and problem foliage.
Top off beds with more mulch, if desired, but only up to three inches deep.
Order and begin planting your spring-flowering bulbs.
Stop fertilizing roses, shrubs and trees.
Plan hardscape projects you want to tackle in the fall.
Mow high now. Don’t let the grass get too long, but don’t remove more than one-third of the blade.
Mid-August to mid-September is the best time to renovate or establish a new lawn in Wisconsin. Reseed bare spots, enriching the soil for greater success, but hold off on herbicides for weed control until the fall.
After reading our August Landscaping To-Do List, if you still want more information, or have any other concerns, Contact us and we will be glad to help you with your landscaping endeavors.