In the Zone 6 August Garden

Categories|Garden by Season: Summer
In the Zone 6 August Garden

Savor long summer evenings in the August garden, but don’t forget the bug spray!

What To See

  • Caryopteris is beginning to bloom, and the asters are starting to bud.
  • Tomatoes, peppers, melons, and other summer produce is coming in from the garden at a faster pace now.
  • Butterflies are enjoying the flowers and basking in the sun.

Bumblebee on sunflower in August garden

What to Do

  • Water thirsty plants if they are looking droopy or wilted.
  • Prune your shrubs as necessary.
  • Clean up your raspberry and blackberry canes. Remove spent canes of raspberry and blackberry that bore fruit this year.
  • Keep harvesting your summer crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and melons.
  • Transplant fall crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
  • Direct sow fall collards, endive, turnip, kale, kohlrabi, fall lettuce, spinach, cornsalad, and radish.
  • Harvest early apples and pears.
  • Overseed lawn with grass seed from mid-August to mid-September.