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Although Labor Day is the traditional end of the summer season in some parts of the country, summer in southeast Louisiana lingers well into October. But temperatures are starting to moderate in September.
It's time to plant fall crops.
As fruit trees goes, citrus trees are pretty easy to take care of. But there are some challenges.
Forlorn flower beds past their prime and overrun with weeds are an all too familiar sight this time of year. But it's not too hot to freshen up your garden with some new bedding plants.
The picturesque staple of the Louisiana landscape gets everything it needs from light, rainwater, and air.
Introduce your kids to the joy of gardening and get them some exercise of their bodies and brains at the same time.
It's tempting to let the days go by between mowing, but letting the grass get high and then cutting it back really short is bad for your lawn.
Although native to the Far East, crape myrtles are almost indispensable to the Southern landscape.
Caterpillars seem to be especially abundant this summer.
Don't nick young trees with the grass trimmer. Don't pile hills of mulch around them. Don't over-water.