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Here are Some Secrets to Successful Summer Gardening
by Dan Gill

When I’m asked about what should be done in the garden this time of year, I generally reply, "As little as possible." The period from late June to mid-September is the most stressful time of the year for gardeners and their plants. Indeed, the summer season essentially defines the trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials we can grow successfully in our landscapes.
Removing Faded Flowers Has Real Benefits
by Dan Gill, LSU

Deadheading – the practice of pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms – is an important but often neglected gardening technique.
Some Vegetables Thrive in Summer Heat
by Dan Gill, LSU Ag Center

Vegetables that can be planted now are amaranth, collards, eggplant (the long, skinny oriental types are more productive in heat), Jerusalem artichokes, Malabar spinach, New Zealand spinach, peanuts, hot peppers, sweet peppers (banana, gypsy) sweet potato (slips), Swiss chard and tomatillo. This is also a great time to plant basil.
Steve’s Ten Turf Tips for a Healthy Summer Lawn
by The Plant Man, Steve Jones

Of all the plants in our landscape, it seems the one area that needs the most attention is the lawn. Trees and shrubs seem content to live pretty much without our constant attention. But ignore your lawn and before long you’re living in a wild meadow.
Vegetables, Fruits and Pests
by Ward Upham, Kansas State - Research and Extension

Tips on potatoes, onions, blackberries, strawberries and pests.
General July Checklist
by Gardening123 Staff


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