Marianne Binetti

August 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Prepare garden, landscape for dry month of August

Don’t be moving trees this week. August is not a good month to transplant trees and large shrubs, start a new lawn or forget to water your potted plants. August is a usually a dry month so take note of what plants are looking good and resistant to drought in your landscape. Use a sprinkler instead of hand watering shrubs or lawns that need water with the goal of getting at least one inch of water each week down to the roots. You can also decide to let your lawn “go golden” or dormant this month. Be secure with the knowledge that the autumn rains will soon return to green up a summer dormant lawn soon.

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About Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti


Marianne Binetti is the author of "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" and eight other gardening books. She has a degree in horticulture from WSU and will answer questions from her Web site at

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