The University of Arizona Timely Tips for August
in the Low Desert

Tip of The Month
Balance is everything in a garden. Wiping out all the pests is not a realist or even a desirable goal. If there were no aphids, lady beetles would starve. If we don't share the leaves of our plants with caterpillars, we would not experience the joy of watching butterflies. If there were no fungi or bacteria nothing would breakdown to recycle back into the system. Everything has its place and purpose. Select plants that are resistant to known pests, keep them healthy (stressed plants are more vulnerable to pest problems), tolerate a little "damage", and marvel at the many tiny and grand "battles" of nature keeping your yard in balance.

Video Demonstration
Pruning Demonstration

How to Make a 3-Step Pruning Cut

Climate Information for August
in Phoenix, Arizona

Temperature (degrees F):
Note: Rainfall and temperatures vary widely within the valley depending upon elevation and microclimate.

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Fruit and Nut Trees

Landscape Plants

Don't List . . .

Frequently Asked Questions
Damage is Noticed on the Fruit

Damage is Noticed on the Leaves

Damage is Noticed on the Stem or Trunk

Damage is Noticed on the Roots Cultural / Environmental Questions

Insect/Pest Questions

Disease Questions

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Last Updated January 9, 2006

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