Gardening Tips for August

The main focus in the garden this month is maintenance. These are our top Gardening Tips for August.

Keep Camellias and Rhododendrons well watered at this time of year to ensure next years buds develop well.
Trim your Lavender plants now to keep them compact.
Prune your Wisteria after flowering by removing all the whispy side-shoots from the main branch.
Water vegetable & fruit plants daily in warm weather.
Cut back fruit canes of your summer raspberries, leaving new green canes for next years crop.
Damp down greenhouses, open vents and apply shading to keep greenhouses cool.
Grass growth slows down in late summer so raise the cutting height on your lawnmower.
Recycle your water - collect washing up water in a bucket to use on lawns and beds.
Keep bird baths topped up with water during the warm weather.
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