On the Home and Garden Show with Vance Co. Cooperative Ext.
- If plants are showing signs of disease take those plants out of the garden contact Cooperative Extension for ID of the disease or insect and we can recommend control measures
- Conserve water through summer dry periods. Tall fescue can survive 2 weeks without irrigation.
- Gardens need at least at least 1 inch of water per week its better to water thoroughly once a week than small waterings each day.
- Closely monitor soil moisture on any trees and shrubs you planted this past spring.
- Vegetables may need top dressing if plants are a pale green and you haven’t top dressed them in the last three weeks
- Skin applied insect repellants are safe and effective for minimizing exposure to mosquitos when used according to instructions. But do be extra careful when using them on children.
- When harvesting vegetables put them in the shade as soon as possible. Harvest early in the morning.
- Lightly prune ornamental trees and shrubs to keep them neat and tidy. You can also lightly prune fruit trees and grape vines for light air penetration into the canopy and to reduce winter pruning.