Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

August 1 to August 30-- Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.

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1.) Harvest time is here!

1. Stay ahead of the wave of vegetables. Learn a few tricks to make harvest time quick and efficient.

2.) Proper care for pansies and violas.

2. With proper care, pansies and violas will bloom this fall and again next spring. Pansies and violas perform best in cool weather.

  • Viola, Tiger Eye Mix Hybrid, , large
  • Pansy, Ruby Mix, , large
  • Pansy, Panola Pink Shades Mix, , large

3.) It’s time to plan your spring garden.

3. Plant fall bulbs for spectacular spring blooms.

4.) For best selection, order fall bulbs now.

4. Go bold with yellow, orange and red tulips.

  • Tulip, Kikomachi , , large
  • Tulip, Giant Orange Sunrise, , large
  • Tulip, Cherry Delight, , large

5.) Continue to keep the weeds at bay with the right tools.

5. Every gardener has a favorite tool to assist with weed control.

  • Ho-Mi Cultivator, , large
  • Hori-Hori Gardening Knife & Leather Sheath Set, , large
  • DeWit RH Cape Cod Weeder, , large