August for Oklahoma lawns and gardens can easily be summed up with one word, WATER.
Divide and replant any spring blooming perennials.
Finish any last minute planting of fall vegetables in your Oklahoma Garden.
Mums and asters
Fall bulbs like amaryllis and crocus.
Bermuda lawns if adequate moisture is available
Young trees and shrubs
Foliar feed your Oklahoma Atlas and other evergreens with Garret Juice (see Amazon Links)
Struggling plants would also benefit from a soil drenching of Garret Juice (see Amazon Links)
Dead head declining flowering plants to clean up the appearance of you Oklahoma flower bed, to encourage more blooming and to keep some of those ever multiplying flowers in one spot.
Dead and damaged branches from shrubs and trees. Do not do major pruning
Finish dead heading roses by mid month to help initiate winter hardiness
All potted and hanging plants
Oklahoma lawns and gardens, unless it has been usually wet and rainy (ha-ha) this is the month you will have to water more than any other month. Try to watering more deeply as I learned to do years ago. I like to put down an inch or so with each watering. If you do, you will water less often, save money and time, have fewer incidents of plant and turf stress between watering and it will train the roots to go deeper into the ground. (note: soil types, weather patterns and plant recommendations will vary watering patterns and frequencies). see article on Saving Your Oklahoma Lawn While On Vacation
Do not forget to water the birds and have fun watching them!
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