August gardening

Fresh Tomatoes

TOP TEN GARDEN JOBS FOR THIS MONTH

 

Deadhead annuals and perennials which are starting to wither to encourage constant displays of blooms

 

Camellias and rhododendrons well watered as their flower buds begin to form 

 

Harvest fruit and vegetables regularly

 

Water fruit and veg plants daily. Cut back herbs to encourage a fresh flush of tasty leaves to enjoy

 

Protect blackberries and Autumn raspberries from birds with netting/fleece

 

Open greenhouse doors and windows to prevent plants drying out

 

Clear weeds from cracks in paving and driveways to prevent them from seeding and spreading. We recommend Roundup or Resolva

 

Top up bird baths and water features which dry out in the warmer weather

 

Trim hedges and neaten up lawn edges before autumn arrives

 

Raise cutting height of mower blades, especially if the dry conditions prevail.

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