August Gardening Calendar

Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of August.

August Gardening Calendar - snapshot of printable list, watermellon, plants and a citrus treeAugust Gardening Calendar

Approximate Dates & Gardening Activities:

  • August 1 - Want a summer lawn? It's your last chance to plant Bermuda grass by seed! Looking to create a limited turf area instead? Check out some of our favorite low-water-use groundcover alternatives to a traditional lawn.
  • August 2 - Pick up some shade cloth to protect your precious plants from our extreme heat!
  • August 3 - Start seeds indoors for fall vegetables! We've got the tools you need to successfully grow from seed.
  • August 5 - Amend your soil to help get your garden ready for fall veggies and herbs.
  • August 7 - Talk with one of our Trusted Garden Advisors to learn about natural and organic fertilizers for your Tasty Garden and desert landscape.
  • August 10  - It's time to plant melons.
  • August 14 - Fertilize your citrus for the tastiest and healthiest fruits!
  • August 17 - It's time to plant early tomato starts.
  • August 19 - Add iron and nitrogen to soil to stave off the yellowing of plants.
  • August 21 - Fertilize your grass for a superior lawn.
  • August 24 - New citrus trees are arriving now!
  • August 28 - It's time to fertilize your trees and shrubs.
  • August 31 - It's petunia time! Check your local SummerWinds for availability!

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seedlings in biodegradeable pots in seed trays

August Planting Calendar

Plant the following edibles from 8/1 - 8/14:

  • Seeds: Snap beans, blackeyed peas, carrots, sweet corn, green onions, pumpkin, and winter squash 
  • Transplants: Tomatoes

Plant the following edibles from 8/15 - 8/31: 

  • Seeds: Snap beans, blackeyed peas, bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collard greens, sweet corn, cucumbers, kale, kohlrabi, head and leaf lettuces, leek, mustard, green onions, summer squash, and turnips

To get the most out of your garden harvest, visit your local SummerWinds Nursery and let our Trusted Garden Advisors help you select the best vegetables and the right time to plant.  For additional tips, download the Maricopa County Garden Planting Calendar for Annual Fruits and Vegetables.

A bunch of watermelons, with 1/2 of a melon on top; 3 tomato plant starts; and a green oranges ripening on a tree

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