Summer wanes

 

The rains finally came, and there is a great sigh of relief throughout the land!  
 
However, there are six more weeks of summer, so keep your fingers crossed.
 
Lawns in general still look weed-infested and dead. Watering is still banned in many areas, so grass seed does not germinate and grow without water.  Thus, when we can water again will be the time to reseed lawns.

Reseeding should be done by the middle of September to give the roots a chance to grow deep enough to withstands alternate freezing and thawing.
 
The fall vegetables can be planted.  The cool season vegetables that were planted in early spring can be started to thrive in the cooler fall weather. 
 
Kale does well in the fall, and it's good for your eyes! Blossom end rot remains a problem with tomatoes.
 
Miracle Gro has a tomato fertilizer with calcium added, which will reduce this problem. 
 
Happy Gardening,
 
Dr Dirt
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