Caring For Our Place on the Prairie
AUGUST TO DO LIST
• Turn compost and keep moist. Do not use grass clippings if lawn was treated with herbicide.
• Prune away excess vegetation and flowers on frost tolerant vegetable crops to channel energy into maturing remaining fruit.
• Harvest potatoes, onions and garlic as the tops die down; hang garlic and onion in a dry place.
• Do a final pruning of suckers at the base of trees.
• Purchase fall bulbs.
Continue watering trees and shrubs as needed.