‘A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken’ James Dent.
- Hoe borders frequently to reduce the weed growth
- Plant up hanging baskets and patio pots with summer bedding
- Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes
- Start harvesting lettuces, radishes and early potatoes
- Dead – head flowers to encourage longer flowering
- Mow the lawn weekly, but not too closely.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs
- Dead – head hanging baskets and containers. Water and feed them regularly
- Keep tomatoes well fed.
- Support perennials such as Nepeta, Geum and Dahlias.
- Pick courgettes before they become marrows
- Dead – head roses
- Clear algae and blanket weed from your pond and keep it topped up with water
- Use a liquid feed on your lawn to keep it looking good. Water and cut your grass regularly
- Keep watering. August is usually the hottest month of the year
- Harvest your vegetables
- Cut perennials for use as flowers in the home
- Most importantly, enjoy your garden