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The most important time to feed a lawn in Western Washington is September and October.
Pruning in August: If it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, cut it down | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
You can start cleaning up the summer garden by cutting back perennials past their prime and pulling any weeds that have sneaked into garden beds.
August is also a good time of year to dig, divide or transplant early summer perennials like iris, poppies and pulmonaria or lungwart
If the soil is dry in August you’ll have fewer rhododendron blooms in May.
Summer travel means you can glean gardening tips from all over the world. This summer we led a tour that included a river cruise on the Danube.
Most hanging baskets will need water every day by mid-summer, sometimes twice a day if the weather is very warm.
Cut back delphiniums, Shasta daisies and leggy petunias now.
In the vegetable garden you can still plant seeds of beets, bush beans, carrots and chard as well as crops with shorter growing season.
Beginning this week, the Renton Reporter will begin running Marianne Binetti’s gardening column in the paper and on our website. We are excited to offer you this new feature.