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August in the Garden

August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer.

Jobs This Month:

Keep on with the dead heading and watering of all hanging baskets and containers. Adding feed once a week will extend the flowering season and produce better plants.
Cut back the foliage from hardy Geraniums once they have finished flowering as this should give a second flush of flowers later.
Cut grass lightly and frequently and leave the clippings on the lawn to act as a mulch in hot weather. Do not feed grass at this time of year.
Give hedges a final trim over now. They will only grow a little before cold weather stops growth.