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Your August Regional Garden To-Do Lists

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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 U.S. and Canada experience intense heat in August, so you’ll want to be sure your plants are getting the water they require. Aside from that, stay cool, stay on top of maintenance and follow the suggestions laid out by our regional reporters below.


Some helpful resources for August gardening:

Deadheading Annuals and Perennials

Set Up Some Waterworks

Weeding Made Easy




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