Time to apply a second application of lawn fertilizer before it gets too hot, always use a slow release, 3-1-2 ratio.

Now would be the time to raise the mower blade a couple of inches. Taller grass needs less water.

Plant crepe myrtles, St. Augustine, Bermuda grass, summer annual color – such as zinnia, periwinkles, sweet potato vine, lantana, moss rose (portulaca), purselane, perennial verbena.

Continue to check for chewing and sucking insects throughout the summer months, especially chinch bugs, fleas, webworms, scale, mosquitoes, ticks, aphids, and spidermites. Use according to label, contact us if you have any questions concerning any insect problem.

Continue to watch for fungus problems, especially on crepe myrtles and roses.