Summer Garden Care
Summer Garden Care in Myrtle Beach, SC
Each month of the year entails different garden care in Myrtle Beach. Summer garden care is about protecting your lawns and flowers from intense heat, drought conditions and pests.
In July it’s time to raise the height of your lawn. Raising the cutting height to 1 – 1.5 inches will protect your lawn from the heat and a drought.
In August now is the time to plant fall vegetables. Seeds for beets, lettuce, spinach, turnips and mustard and transplanting broccoli, collards and cauliflower.
Best practice for lawns is to curtail mowing if grass is dry, mowing a dry lawn will expose the turn to the effects of sun and wind. Make sure to water first. August is a good time to split and transplant summer blooming Iris and Day Lilies. These flowers grow in clumps and tend to multiply causing crowding which can result in less plants blooming. Dig up, split tubers and remove dead portions then replant in a new area of your garden or flower bed.
Taking care of your late summer lawn and garden will result in better results in the coming months and spring blooms.