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Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Must Do’s

August to do list
August Must Do List
If you’re looking at the calendar, you might realize that the half-way point of August is upon us. Like so many things in life, it’s all about timing. Are you letting August drift away? Set the reminder button. There's still time to update some important outdoor items. Plus in Massachusetts, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday is tax-free weekend.

While some of you may be on top of your summer game, here's the short and skinny on ‘What to Buy in August’. Consider purchasing your patio furniture as this is the time for huge clearance sales. As Sakraida points out, some of the deals began earlier than usual this season.  But there's still time left if you get out there soon.

Are you into the barbeque and outdoor kitchen scene? Take advantage of the last minute red hot grill deals. It's worth checking out Lindsay Sakraida’s tips including many that go beyond the landscape and outdoor space scope.

So what’s left on your August must do list? If it includes gardening, it’s always fun to check the Farmer’s Almanac. One word of caution, as is pointed out, all information is based on the phase and position of the moon. Like so many outdoor activities their timely advice is weather permitting, which all well-versed gardeners know can change on a dime. Best case scenario? Let the almanac serve as a guideline to follow while putting to good use your own common sense. And always seek out advice from your local growers and farmers. No one knows every twist and turn in the book better than them. 

What’s in store for the rest of your August? It's the back to school month - a reminder to all that learning is part of the growing process.  As always, keep your social media dial set here; plan on plenty of blog posts in the months ahead. As Eden Phillpotts, the English author once wrote, “The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

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