Pest control is a top priority in August. Look out for ants around your home, scale feeding on your plants, and aphids around your citrus trees. Making sure these pests get treated with the appropriate insecticides ensure that your plants and trees continue growing healthy.

You also want to be sure you continue fertilization because the sandy soils in Florida do not hold nutrients well and your plants and palms may begin to show signs of nutritional deficiencies. Check older palm fronds for yellowing as this may indicate a magnesium or potassium deficiency.

Remove spent blooms, cut back, and fertilize flowering annuals and perennials to extend the bloom season into the fall months. |