While most people think of Spring for garden work, August is an important month for gardeners. Preparing your outdoor space in August can brighten up your landscape during the Autumn chill and even into the Winter months. Late August is a good time to start thinking about pruning Summer-blooming shrubs like Hydrangeas, Crape Myrtle, and Butterfly Bush, as the flowers start to fade. Apply compost starter to speed up the building of soil for the Spring.
Herbs like parsley, dill, chives, and cilantro grow well into the Fall. Enjoy fresh herbs grown at home in time for the holiday season. Nothing adds love to your family meals like home-grown ingredients.
Autumn-blooming plants like Mums and Pansies add color and pop to the garden space. Planting cabbage and kale in your garden is a great idea for any garden in the fall. Cabbage and kale come in an array of attractive colors to bring festive colors to your garden. Cabbage is a plant that lasts well in cool weather. Witch hazel is a shrub that is a beautiful and unique focal point for any garden space. The orange and yellow flowers it produces can bloom lightly in the late fall, heavy in the early spring, and can attract hummingbirds to your garden.
Visit our 8 acre nursery and full garden center for any tools, seeds, grown plants, landscape fixtures, and more. Stop in and speak with our knowledgeable staff on what is best for your space. Wiesner Bros. Nursery has been serving the Staten island community for over 85 years. For more information, call us at 718-761-5141.