What to do Now!

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what to do now

Be on the lookout for grubs in home lawns. Young grubs will actively feed on turfgrass roots, causing considerable damage in a short period of time. The younger the grub, the more effective the insecticide treatment will be. Always read and follow label directions when using any pesticide. Ask us about grub control the next time you shop Martin Viette.

The wait is over! Now through early October is the ideal time to seed or sod a new lawn, or repair an existing lawn. Warm days, cool nights, probable rainfall, and less weed competition work with you, not against you. Need some information on how to get it done? We can help.

To lime or not to lime! Before you tackle the home lawn, have a soil pH test done now so you know if you need to add lime or not.

Sow a fall crop of lettuce now to enjoy in October.

There’s still plenty of warm weather ahead to enjoy your summer blooming annuals. Keep them in bloom-mode; use a blossom booster fertilizer according to label directions. Remember to deadhead spent flowers, too!

If your houseplants need repotting, now is the time to do it. Especially if they’ve enjoyed a summer vacation outdoors. Don’t want to get dirty? We don’t mind! Ask us about our fee-based potting service.

Need to mulch landscape beds? Remember, only 2-3 inches of mulch is needed. Helpful hints: do not apply mulch around or over the crowns of plants, and never volcano mulch!

What’s going on in the late August garden?