July 2017 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 2-8, 2017
Title: “Pinching Mums”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Mums are fun to grow for fall color in your landscape, but to get a lot of flowers, you’ll need to pinch off the growing tips in early summer.  This will promote a lot of extra growth, and many more flower buds will be produced.  But by mid-July, it’s time to stop removing those growing tips and let the plant mature.  You’ll be rewarded with a great show this fall.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 9-15, 2017
Title: “Observing Your Yard”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

One of the keys to successful gardening is careful observation of your gardening environment.  Break your yard down into zones and watch them carefully several times a day.  Look at the soil.  Does it drain quickly or slowly?  Is an area in full sun or partial shade?  Where do those shadows fall?  Perhaps those sun-loving plants have become shaded by trees through the years.  Careful observation will go a long way in giving you a green thumb.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 16-22, 2017
Title: “Watering Your Lawn”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

When watering your lawn this summer, there are several things to keep in mind.  It’s always a good idea to give your lawn a good deep soaking once in a while rather than frequent shallow watering.  Soak your lawn well, up to 5 to 6 inches deep in the soil.  This will penetrate well into the root zone.  Then, unless it’s severe drought, don’t water again for about a week.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 23-29, 2017
Title: “Solar Eclipse Safety”

Here’s a Solar Eclipse Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Soon, many parts of Missouri will be experiencing an event of astronomical proportions: A total solar eclipse! But remember, during the phase where the moon does not entirely cover the sun, do not look at it without proper eye protection. You could cause severe damage to your eyes. Sunglasses are not enough. Play it safe and get the approved protective devices.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Solar Eclipse Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 30 to August 5, 2017
Title: “Solar Eclipse Path"

Here’s a Solar Eclipse Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

It’s an exciting time for astronomers and other sky-watchers in Missouri. On August 21, we will be treated to a total solar eclipse through much of Missouri. The path of totality runs from St. Joseph to Ste. Genevieve in Missouri. Outside that path, Missourians will see a partial eclipse.  Be sure, though, that you have approved eye-wear to protect your eyes. Anything else could result in severe damage to your eyes.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Solar Eclipse Tip from University of Missouri Extension.