Now is the time to make new plants out of old ones. It's time to divide bearded iris, delphiniums, Oriental poppies and shasta daisies. After blooming, dig up and divide plant with a sharp spade. Amend you soil with compost and replant.

Plants looking a little yellow? Treat plants suffering from chlorosis (yellowing of leaves) with Fertilome Chelated Iron.

Start to cut back on water to fruit trees and other woody plants. Decreasing irrigation, helps coax plants into Fall dormancy. Do not feed for the balance of the year. Prune off water sprouts and suckers.

Powdery mildew appears on lilacs, honeysuckle, zinnias, squash and rose bushes as white on leaves. The mildew is caused by overcrowding and low air circulation. Rake up leaves in the fall and dispose of to prevent fungus from overwintering.

Start planning your fall garden. Prepare beds for tulip and daffodil bulbs, hardy mums, winter hardy pansies, cool loving kale, dusty miller and dianthus.

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