maintenance

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 β€” fertilizing and pruning.

Horticulturist: Roses need summer care

Horticulture professor Allen Owings leads a rose care discussion in the sun garden at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
--LSU AgCenter/Johnny Morgan photo

HAMMOND β€” Summer is not the most enjoyable time to work in the yard in Louisiana, but rose bushes need attention to ensure good performance through the summer and into early fall.

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