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Now is the last chance to prune, fertilize many plants

It’s too late in the season to prune many spring-flowering shrubs, such as this frostproof gardenia. But many non-flowering shrubs need care now.
--LSU AgCenter/Dan Gill

August is a month when gardeners should think about two important aspects of landscape maintenance — fertilizing and pruning.

It’s time to start caring for crape myrtles

While some crape myrtle pruning cuts may appear “architecturally” nice, this kind of pruning is still the improper way to prune crape myrtle trees.
--Allen Owings Photo

HAMMOND — Our spring- and summer-flowering trees and shrubs are growing and preparing for another great bloom season.

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