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Care Tasks
  • Clean, sharpen, and oil tools before storing them this fall. Sand wooden handles, and paint them a bright color to prevent them from drying out and to make them easier to see when laid down in the lawn or garden.  
  • Edge garden beds.  
  • Save excess seed for next year. How To
  • A cool, wet hand towel or bandana draped over the back of the neck will provide some relief during hot weather. Remember to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen!  
  • Check pesticides and make sure they are stored in a secure, well-ventilated area. How To
  • Before going on vacation, make any last minute insecticide or fungicide treatments, weed garden beds, and arrange for someone to water.  
  • Spray kudzu with an herbicide, or mow all foliage.  
  • Scout for pillbugs and earwigs and treat as necessary. How To
  • To reduce mosquito populations, make sure bird baths and pet bowls are changed frequently. Mostquito larvae in garden ponds can be controlled with cakes of Bacillus thuringensis or by introducing populations of damselfly and dragonfly.  
  • Many watering recommendations mention plants receiving one inch of water a week. Put a rain gauge in your garden to help measure this.  
  • Attractive pails or baskets placed around the garden make handy places to dispose of the results of quick deadheading, weeding, and cleaning sessions. These can be emptied when you have time.  
  • Containers will need extra attention during summer months. Be sure to check daily for water and fertilize regularly.  
  • Instead of dragging a hose around the garden, use a water bottle with a strong stream setting to spray aphids and other pests off of plants.  
  • Make a home for insect-eating toads in your garden. How To
  • Empty out greenhouses in late summer and scrub clean.  
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