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August 2017

"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."
Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Hazy, hot, and humid (1, 2) with storms, then heavy rain (3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Hot and humid (8,9) with periods of storms and cooler (10, 11, 12, 13). Hazy, hot, and humid again (14, 15, 16, 17) with remnants of tropical storm, heavy rain, storms (18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23). Fair and cooler (24, 25, 26) turning cloudy and warm (27, 28, 29; humid and storms (30, 31).

Tornado Watch: The Town and Country Almanack predicts possible tornado from August 6th to the 8th.

Full Moon: Augustsí full moon occurs on August 7th. Since August 11th marks the end of the ĎDog Days of Summerí, it has been called Dog Moon. Many Native American tribes also referred to it as Fruit Moon or Ripe Moon because of the many fruits and vegetables that become ripe during the month.

Holidays: Before you know it, Labor Day will be here signaling the end of summer so enjoy it while you can!

The Garden: August is the peak of the hot and dry season and your plants will need water more than anything during this time. If watering is limited or restricted in your area, concentrate on getting the most to newly planted trees and shrubs. If you use thick mulch and give it a good soak, water will be retained much better over much longer periods of time. Stop feeding trees and shrubs after mid-August. You donít want to promote new growth that will not have time to fully mature before winter sets in. If the weather is cool, Fescue can be sown to repair lawns in the last week of August. To ensure a happy harvest, pick vegetables in the morning hours when the sugar content is highest. Never harvest or do any other garden work when plants are wet or youíre likely to spread disease.

J. Gruberís Thought For Todayís Living

"Great things are not accomplished by idle dreams but by years of patient study"

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