Your August Regional Garden To-Do Lists

Container plantings may need daily watering in the August heat. Photo: Jennifer Benner; Keep picking vegetables to prompt your plants to continue producing more. Photo: Fionuala Campion; Seeds from this swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata, Zones 3–6) are ready to be harvested. Photo: Chris Schlenker

Many places in the United States and Canada experience intense heat in the month of August, so be sure that your plants are getting the water they require. In addition to that, stay cool, stay on top of maintenance, and follow the suggestions laid out by our regional reporters below.


Helpful resources for August gardening

Deadheading Annuals and Perennials

Set Up Some Waterworks

Weeding Made Easy