Hello again!

I think the weather has proven me correct when I say that traditionally July is our hottest month of the year. Not knowing what August will bring, I just know that the days with the temperatures above the century mark are already more than I care to see this summer.

If my memory serves me correctly, we get into mid August and the daily temperatures start to trend downward a bit. Many times, I’ll watch the 7-10 day forecast in August and if it’s favorable I’ll start my fall plantings, grass seed, fall blooming color items, and fall vegetables.

With the moisture we received this week, it’s a perfect time to start the process of killing bermuda and other weeds from our turf with Hi-Yield KillzAll Weed & Grass Killer, which is a non-selective weed and grass killer - so it's perfect for killing off tough-to-remove weeds and grasses before lawn re-seeding. We sprayed around the store late last week and with the warm (hot!) temperatures, the target weeds were showing decline in just a few hours. Total yellowing was evident in 3-4 days.

Because of its non-selective properties, KillzAll does not select a type of plant to control, which gives it the advantage of being able to control both grassy and broadleaf weeds. It’s a safe and effective tool to control unwanted weeds where applied, and rainfast in as little as 2 hours. Keep it away from desirable plants so only the target weeds are controlled.

Jeremy and I had a conversation with our Hatch Green Chile supplier recently regarding the timing of our first load of Green Chile from Hatch, New Mexico. Our plan at this point is to have Chile in the stores early August. Things can change with rain, trucking, and harvesters, but at this point I think we are good to go.

We are in the final stages of planning for Iron ChileHead 2022. Tickets are on sale now at IronChileHead.com or at both of the stores. With up to a couple of dozen regional craft breweries, food trucks, the Bolzen Beer Band and so much more, 2022 Iron ChileHead is not to be missed.

Your friend in the garden,

Marty Johnson
Owner - Johnson's Garden Center