Laura Stone, our Weekend Gardener expert from has the following advice as we enter into the month of August this coming week:
Various pest problems can occur in August. Use Diatomaceous Earth to control crawling insects such as cockroaches, ants, slugs, silverfish, earwigs, fleas, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, and carpet beetles. Use indoors and outdoors.
Spray roses with Ortho Rose Spray or Bayer Rose Spray to keep black spot and other problems under control and August is the best time to control grubs in the lawn
If needed, re-pot root bound houseplants to a larger pot. Use a potting mix when repotting houseplants.