Five August Gardening Tips
Heres five great tips that relate to the mid-August garden. So if you have a few minutes to spare, here’s a quick refresher for the must-do before September rolls into town.
First, don’t miss the perfect window for fertilising your perennials. Just like you, tons of energy has been expended during the growing season of your garden. So in order to complete the cycle and head into the winter months with a clean bill of health, a shot of fertiliser can go a long way into creating a flourishing perennial bed for next spring.
Weeding & Deadheading
Next is often the least favourite chore – that un-pretty part of gardening. Yes, it’s the never-ending deadheading and weed control that went bonkers during the summer heat while you weren’t looking. Mid-August is a catch-up time for this particular chore.
Whether it’s produce from your own garden or the local farm stand, it’s time to harvest the goodies and jam, can and freeze. Or simply enjoy the freshness that comes only from locally grown produce in the soil you know best.
It’s time to dig into the Peonies and bulb orders to claim the best stock available for your autumn plantings.
Last but not least, a shout-out to the lawn-lovers. Get prepared as it tis the season – the beginning of September is around the corner. Time to aerate, thatch, slice seed, and renovate your lawn (if this sounds a bit daunting we offer a great lawn care service which you can find out about by clicking here) .
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If you need some assistance with your garden to get it ready for Autumn why not get in touch with us. Our team of cheltenham gardeners have years of experience and can get your garden in shape ready for the colder times ahead.