UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

Gardening Tips For August

  • Continue mulching to conserve soil moisture and control weeds.
  • Keep harvesting vegetables for continued production.
  • Do the final pruning of summer for fruit bushes.
  • Prune apricots to avoid Eutypa fundus.  Remove about 20% of this year's growth.
  • To prevent the spread of brown rot, clean up debris around fruit trees and pick up dropped fruit.
  • Control salt build-up on indoor plants; hose off the leaves and flush the soil with ample water.
  • Attach bands of corrugated cardboard around apple tree trunks to trap codling moth larvae.
  • Check dates of Master Gardener classes.

Get more gardening tips for this month...


find-us-on-facebook-badge-400x400 (2)

Make a donation to the Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

Click on the button above to make a gift to the UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County.

Newsletter

The April 2018 edition is available. We produce frequent newsletters with monthly to-do lists, upcoming events and articles to help you garden in Calaveras County. Read archived newsletters 

To subscribe, email calmastergardener@gmail.com.

 

Got a Gardening Question?

UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County are here to answer your gardening questions!

  • Office hours: 10-Noon, Wednesdays, 423 E. St. Charles Street (highway 49), San Andreas
  • Demonstration Garden: 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas
  • Phone: 209-754-2880
  • Email: calaverasmg@ucanr.edu 
  • On-line: Ask a Master Gardener

Bring a sample for identification, or drop by to ask questions. If you bring a sample, please put plant material in a plastic bag. For insect identification, don't bring them alive! Please preserve insects in a container with rubbing alcohol, or by freezing.

Webmaster Email: dlpowell@ucdavis.edu