This is the season when planning is in full swing for next spring and summer. We are ordering our annual flowers for our famous hanging baskets, making decisions on what shrubs to grow at our Elbert County grow site, and ordering new varieties along with the tried & true trees for 2022. There is always a long list of things to do here at the nursery with our main focus always on improving the experience we provide to you!
It’s also THAT time!!!! Our Annual Fall Sale begins Sunday August 1st with ‘WHOLESALE PRICING ON EVERYTHING’!
August is traditionally very dry around here so remember to keep to your watering schedule. Check out Pine Lane’s Steps for Success to learn more about how much water your new plant material needs.
Come on in, we are looking forward to seeing you.
What’s happening this month at PLN?
ANNUAL FALL SALE BEGINS AUG 1ST
EVERYTHING IS MARKED DOWN TO WHOLESALE PRICING!
Join us on the patio for a Free Lunch
Fire up those roasters!
Garden Thymes with Jackie
“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair” ~ Susan Polis Schultz
- Let wild flowers go to seed
- If houseplants need repotting, now is the time to do it
- Watch for powdery mildew on susceptible plants like squash, pumpkins, & garden phlox
- Prepare lawn for reseeding bare spots
- Fertilize the lawn with a formula with an emphasis on Nitrogen, Iron, and Sulfur, like Jirdon Greenmaster Fertilizer formulated for Rocky Mountain soils.
Shrubs, Perennials & Bulbs
- Plan for fall bulb planting for spring flowers (tulips, daffodils, hyacinth…)
- Cut back spent flowers and prune for shape
- Continue to monitor for pests & disease
- Mid-August is the last feeding time for roses.
- Weed on a regular basis- remember a weed pulled today mean less weeds to pull next summer
- Fertilize perennials, shrubs & trees with an all-purpose, slow release granular fertilizer
Veggies, Fruit & Herbs
- Continue to harvest ripe veggies
- Pick herbs and dry them for winters use (parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, chives, etc…)
- Plant cool season crops (peas, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, lettuce)
- If you haven’t harvested your garlic do so now and prepare a bed for fall garlic planting
- As areas in your veggie beds become empty, consider planting a cover crop to improve your soil
- Continue to fertilize on a weekly basis
- Time to plant late season annuals for Fall color (mums, flowering cabbage)
- Continue to deadhead to extend your bloom time
- Pull tired or dead plants from your baskets and replace with fresh plants to keep them pretty
- Aphids & spider mites
- Zimmerman pine moth
Quote of the month: “August is like the Sunday of summer”