August Gardening Advice 2019

This time last year we had just recovered from all of the the excitement of the World Cup. Along the World Cup we had one of the hottest summers on record and we think this summer has been one of the most unpredictable summers on record. 

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. Info taken from RHS

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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