August 2017 / Volume 125
August Horticultural Tips
Many garden tips (Vegetable, Fruits & Nuts, Flowers, Lawn & Turf, Trees & Shrubs and General Landscape) for the month of August can be found by clicking on AUGUST.  
Bugs Eating Your Plants & Veggies?   Don't Know What To Do?
See OSU Fact Sheet EPP-7313
Want To Become A Tulsa Master Gardener?
The Tulsa Master Gardener Program is looking for active adults that enjoy interacting with people, get along well with others, are life-long learners and are ready, willing and able to volunteer their time to enhance the numerous Master Gardener community outreach programs.

If you are interested in learning how to become one, click HERE for more information.
Combating Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

There is a fairly new pest in town, called Crapemyrtle Bark Scale.  It is becoming more of an issue each and every year.  This pest visibly starts out as a white scale (as shown in the picture above), then transforms into a black, sooty mold all over the plant.  To learn more about it and how to control it, click  HERE .
Insects - Good Guys and Bad Guys - Which Are Which?

Did you know that, of the almost one million species of insects roaming the earth today, there are comparatively very few troublemakers, and they seem to multiply overnight.  But . . . to the rescue . . .  there are also insect good guys, too.  To learn who they are and how to tell the difference between the good insects and the bad insects in your garden,  click  HERE .
Ticks, Mosquitoes and Chiggers - Effective Control Measures

Nothing wrecks a good day outside than being attacked by an infestation of ticks, mosquitoes, and/or chiggers.   Despite the many ways these pests can breach our personal spaces, there are just as many ways that we can protect ourselves.  Some methods require the use of chemicals that can be applied in a broad space and others are applied topically and don't require the use of harsh chemicals.  Chick  HERE to read further about how to protect yourself against these pesky pests.
Dividing Perennials - It's Almost Time To Do So

In general, perennials should be divided every few years opposite of their flowering season.  Divide spring-flowering perennials in the fall.  Divide fall-flowering perennials in the spring.  How to tell when your plants need to be divided and for other information on this subject,  READ ON.

Fall Armyworms Show Up Before Fall  - They Are Here Now!


Armyworms are not actually worms.  They are the larvae, or caterpillar, of a moth and they love to eat grassy plants (e.g. lawns).  Large numbers can consume all above-ground plant parts, and they are capable of killing or severely retarding the growth of grasses.  And, F all armyworms don't necessarily wait until the fall to do their damage. They produce several generations per summer, but the September generation is the one that damages lawns.  To learn about more on this subject,  j ust   CLICK HERE. 

Fall Garden Planting in August?      Yes, It Is Time To Do So!

For those of us who love the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables, gardening is a  year-round activity.  The fall gardening season (which begins in late July to early August) can actually produce some of the tastiest garden vegetables in Northeast Oklahoma, as we typically have warm, sunny days followed by cool nights later in the season. Under these very favorable growing conditions, plant metabolism slows down which helps them produce high quality and tasty vegetables.   Click  HERE  to read more about Fall Gardening.


The Tulsa Master Gardener Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  As such, it receives no city, state or federal funding for its Tulsa community outreach programs. In fact, the majority of Tulsa's Master Gardener programs are self-funded by its members. We need your help..

Tulsa Master Gardener's own fundraisers make up most of the income to cover expenses. More specifically, a significant portion comes from the Tulsa Master Gardener Annual Spring Plant Sale that is held each April. Other fundraisers include the Garden Tour (June) and "Garage Sales" that occur from time to time. Finally, one of the most important income sources that sometimes gets overlooked are the personal and corporate donations.  These are so important in helping to meet our financial obligations and we want you to know they are very much appreciated. 

Donations for this month include:

General Fund
Judy Feuquay
James Bruns

In Memory of Thom Clawson
C.F. / B.A. Hunt
Marilyn Ann Dohnalek
Jim & Glenna Floyd
Craig & Alyne Eiland
Chester Jacewitz
Jack & Carolyn Rogers
Lori J. Kuntz

In Honor of George Gustafson's 80th Birthday
Lee Kutner

Amazon Smile Foundation
MG Bulb Purchases

Please consider making an online contribution HERE. For other information on how you can help support all that the Tulsa Master Gardeners do for their community, contact the Tulsa Master Gardeners Office by calling (918) 746-3701.  Thank you! 

Got a Question? Or Maybe a Soil or Plant Sample?
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Our Master Gardeners are on hand to assist you with even the toughest gardening questions. Visit us in person, by phone, via email or online! Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Address: 4116 E. 15th Street, Gate 6 at the Fairgrounds
Phone: (918) 746-3701

Need More Information?
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All about butterfly gardening in Tulsa County.

How to Take a Soil Test
How to collect a good sample of soil from your lawn or garden and get it tested at the OSU lab.

Once you have collected your soil test and gotten the results back, now what? Find out here. 

Show and tell.
Cool Season Lawn Care (Fescue)
12-month maintenance calendar.
State horticulturists, nurseries and growers pick favorite plants, shrubs and trees for use in the Oklahoma landscape. See the winners for this year and years past.

A list of recommended trees with descriptions. 

A list of over 60, by size and color.

Visit our demonstration garden on  15th Street, open 7 days a week. 

Current and historical source of rainfall, air temperatures, soil temps and much more. Click on Bixby station.  

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