If we don’t get an inch of rain in a week, be sure to water any plants planted in the last year thoroughly.
Fertilize with a slow or timed release fertilizer, if plants haven’t been fertilized within the year.
Don’t fertilize after mid-August, so plants will slow growth to get ready for winter.
Keep weeds under control, so they don’t reseed and make more weeds.
Don’t prune spring shrubs after the first of August, so you don’t cut off spring blooms.
Prune evergreen leafy shrubs now if needed, so they don’t look butchered come winter.