Rust is a major problem in lawns and there is nothing you can do to stop it because the grass isn't growing. Once September rolls around, the grass will start growing and the rust will disappear.
The tree crickets are singing at night and it's a rather pleasant sound. You hardly ever see tree crickets, because they are in the trees and active only at night.
Now is the time to plant fall vegetables. They will mature during the cool fall weather. It's time to apply Scott's step 3 to prepare lawns for the fall. The Japanese beetles are basically a no-show again his year, which is good news.
However, there are lots of squash and stink bugs and Sevin is the insecticide to attack them.
Egg Fest is coming up at Sullivan's August 24. Now is your chance to put your name in ($250 holding fee) for one of the Big Green Eggs used the day of the big cook off at 71st Street and Keystone Avenue.
It's a nice way to save some money on this gourmet cooker.
The Home & Garden Show will be at the State Fair August 10 with new tote bags from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. in front of the Dairy Bar on Main Street. Stop by and say "hay!"
Happy Gardening, Dr. Dirt