The kids are back in school now and the extreme heat of the summer is passed us. This is the time of the year that many of us start to wane in our enthusiasm for gardening. It has also been one of the wettest growing seasons on record and our plants along with the weeds have responded with unprecedented growth. The buds for spring blooming plants are already set on the plant so any pruning on those plants will result in fewer blooms. You will probably find yourself weeding longer into the season so that you do not leave mature weeds standing to produce a crop of seeds for even more weeds next year.
Wondering what to do this late in the summer for your landscape? This is a great time of the year to tackle larger patio or hardscape projects. That way the projects are in place so you can use them for events that you have planned next year. Then you won’t lose any of the precious spring and summer days enjoying your landscape.