It’s August already? Seems like we waited forever for summer to begin and here we are already looking at the transition into autumn.

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?



Join us on the patio for a Free Lunch

Because of you and others like you, we are enjoying another banner year! As a token of our appreciation you are cordially invited to our CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY this Saturday, August 14. Please join us on the patio between 11am-1pm for a FREE COOKOUT provided by our owners, Angie & Kurt.
No purchase is necessary, but if you happen to buy a tree anytime on this day, you will be entered into a raffle for a FREE PLANTING and DELIVERY of that tree! Remember it’s FALL SALE time so any tree you choose will be at WHOLESALE PRICE!
Come join us and let’s have some fun together!

Fire up those roasters!

Check with us on specific dates. Once the harvest begins, the fresh roasting will also begin. 1/4, 1/2, and Full Bushels. Call your orders in ahead or come in and have them cooked on the spot and enjoy that sweet unmistakable smell of fall.

Garden Thymes with Jackie

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair” ~ Susan Polis Schultz

General Landscaping

  • 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

Insect Watch

  • Aphids & spider mites
  • Slugs
  • Zimmerman pine moth

Quote of the month:  “August is like the Sunday of summer”