The heat will break this month, and so begins our second growing season of the year! Plant spring-blooming perennials and container-grown shrubs and trees after temperatures begin to fall.
Plant cool-season vegetable crops even in more southern locations now.
If fire ants (Solenopsis) are a recurrent problem, broadcast a low-toxicity bait (such as spinosad) this month. Combine with orange oil on fire ant mounds.
Karen Beaty is a horticulturalist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
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