Newsletters >> August 2013 Newsletter (vol.21)
IN THIS ISSUE
- Late summer, Time to enjoy
- Check out Hummert’s Newest Turf Grass Seed!
- Critter Control
- August Garden Tips
IN THIS ISSUE
• Late Summer: Time to Enjoy Apples, Grapes & Tomatoes
• Check Out Hummert's New Contractor Grass Seed Blend
• Critter Control
• August Garden Tips
IN OTHER NEWS
HUMMERT’S FUN FACT
Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school. Yes, it actually exists, and 2.4% of school-aged children are considered to have it, on an international level.
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After a long season of hard work and challenging weather, it is time to think about the harvest. The next few months farmers and growers will be preparing for the harvest, storing, and packaging of many fruits. Some of the most common, yet not necessarily the easiest, of these fruits are apples, grapes, and tomatoes, among many others. Professionals and amateurs alike learn how to judge the perfect time to pick, how to store, and better techniques for their harvest each year.
- 40% Barrobosto Tall Fescue
- 40% Barlexus II Tall Fescue
- 20% SOS 400 Annual Ryegrass
Hummert’s New Contractor Blend Grass Seed provides quick cover to hold hillsides, roadsides or new construction and transitions into a quality fescue stand.
Tolerance: Provides durability to moderate traffic
Light: Full sun
Germination: 5-7 days
Fertilization Rate: 3-4 lbs. N per 1000 sq. ft. per year
New Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Overseeding Rate: 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
Are critters eating your garden? With your garden in full swing of production, the last problem you want to have is an animal destroying or eating the produce that you have been waiting all summer to harvest. These animals may not only be eating your produce but also the entire plant. If you find yourself facing this problem, you are in luck because there are animal repellents that can help.
- Think about planting a Fall/Winter garden
- Order Spring bulbs
- Cut back perennials
- Deadhead blooming annuals and perennials
- Control weeds before they go to seed
- Harvest fruit and vegetables as needed
- Water according to the weather (especially raised beds and container plants)