August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips
  • Continue to plant Climbers for late summer colour.
  • Deadhead Roses before the blooms fade.
  • Continue spraying for insects (Aphids) and spray roses for Mildew Rust and Blackspot.
  • Continue to pick Cucumbers,Tomatoes and Peppers.
  • Take cuttings of Escallonia and cistus and any other evergreen shrubs.
  • Sow Parsley under glass for winter use.
  • Plant Autumn Heathers for late summer and winter colour.
  • Summer prune some fruit trees including Peach and Nectarine.
  • Pick early Apple and Pears.
  • Pick Sweetcorn.
  • Plant Hardy Fuchsias for late summer colour.
  • Divide Chives.
  • Continue to water and feed hanging baskets and containers.
  • Sow Spring Cabbages, Winter Lettuces, Brussell Sprouts.
  • Apply weedkillers to paths and patios.
  • On hot days top up water features and ponds allow for evaporation.
  • Continue to plant summer bedding and large pot perennials for additional autumn colour.
  • Protect Raspberries from birds apply netting.
  • Continue to hoe borders.
  • Use selective weedkillers on lawns. (ask advice in store)
  • At the end of the month plant Daffodils Tulips and spring flowering bulbs.
  • Summer holidays approaching why not look at our summer furniture deals in store.
  • Good selection of citronella candles protect yourself from insect bites.
  • Chimineas and fire pits if it turns cold in the evenings.
  • Solar lighting to create ambience while outdoors in the evening.
  • Take a look at our special offers on garden windmills, metal birds, metal flowers, and garden animals.