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August Gardening Advice

Well with all the excitement of the World Cup now behind us we can get back to normality and start to get back into them gardening jobs. As the warm weather continues and hose pipe bans coming into effect in some parts of the country, watering is still a hot topic. If a hose pipe ban is in place in your area, you can still water your gardens using a watering can. If you are getting the odd shower where you are, don’t let it fool you into thinking this is doing the trick, make sure plants are still getting watered enough down to the root.

 

Now is the time to give your hedges a good final trim before the colder weather comes. The exception to this would be some conifers as they will continue to grow until October.

Deciduous hedges to clip:

Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to extend flowering into early autumn. Spindly specimens that have lost leaves can be cut back a little further when deadheading, to encourage new growth. Thoroughly soak drought-stressed plants and shrubs, especially newly planted ones. Use grey, recycled or stored rain water wherever possible.

Continue to deadhead shrubs, such as roses, to extend flowering into early autumn. Spindly specimens that have lost leaves can be cut back a little further when deadheading, to encourage new growth. Thoroughly soak drought-stressed plants and shrubs, especially newly planted ones. Use grey, recycled or stored rain water wherever possible

Regular mowing is best for a healthy lawn, reducing the cutting height in hot weather to help prevent drying out. Keeping the blades slightly higher helps the grass resist the extra summer wear. In warm weather the lawn can dry out and turn brown. It will recover once rain returns.

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