Tips for August Gardening!

It is that time of year. Our ‘normal’ weather has returned with a vengeance. Keeping plants healthy with appropriate watering and preventing voracious insects from devouring them are major challenges. This is also the time that in most gardens we can anticipate the yields of our efforts. Flowers, fruits, and veggies are coming into their own, so it makes wilting and chewed-up leaves much harder to tolerate. The good news is an organic approach can help.

Organic fertilizers improve soil structure. They sustain a healthy microbe population in the soil, which in turn aid soil structure, creating a soil that resists drought stress much better. Dr. Earth granular fertilizers contain mycorrhizae which provide a critical head start in our otherwise poor soils.  If you take a look at the meticulously kept records on the online orchid care resource, you will see for yourself how poor the soil has become in some areas. Organic fertilizers also release nutrients over a period of time. Organically grown plants resist insect infestations at least in part because they do not exhibit excessive growth.

In addition to our dry heat, another enemy of foliage right now is the earwig or pincher bug. Although they spend the earlier part of the season eating aphids, they may be extraordinarily prolific (and damaging) right now in much of your garden. Use an environmentally safe product like Monterey Sluggo Plus to control them. Avoid indiscriminate chemical insecticides to keep your garden in better balance, allowing the ‘good guys’ like ladybugs and praying mantis help you to keep away bad bugs. Using organic methods to maintain and protect your garden can actually reduce the amount of effort you need to put into your garden in the future, allowing you to relax and enjoy your yard more. Now that’s healthy!

(Contact the best Tree Removal Services near you to reap healthier and greater harvests)

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