Some tips for summer gardening

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 09:17 AM.

If you want to plant things during August or early September, you might try bulbs of Louisiana Iris, Ginger, Crinums, Daylilies, Amaryllis, and Zephyr Lilies.  You can still plant wood ornamentals as well, but hurry up so that they’ll have a chance to become well established before the winter comes.

Now is also the time to plan for your winter annuals, such as baby’s breath, calendulas, and pansies.  Start ordering your seeds and preparing the flower beds.

Keep a careful watch for insect on your lawn and shrubbery.  Late summer is when chinch bugs and mole crickets are very active on lawns, and white flies, scales, aphids, and caterpillars are damaging ornamentals.

For more information on late summer tips contact the Gulf County Extension Service @ 639-3200 or visit our website  

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