Gardener’s Diary – Top Tips for August 2019

Enjoy our monthly Gardener’s diary for some fantastic tips on how to keep your garden going through all of the seasons.

Summer is here and in full swing! Warm weather (mostly) and lots of rain for a good old British summertime. Here’s some tips to keep your garden looking fabulous through August… 

Keep up with watering!

In the dry weather, it is very important that your plants get lots of hydration for the best results, especially new plants and those in containers. We have a range of automatic watering systems by Hozelock to make your life even easier! We also have lots of watering cans for those who like to keep it nice and simple.

Choose the right tools

Whether you are digging, hoeing, clipping, pruning or edging, we have the right tool for the job. We have a wide range of great quality tools available. If you are lacking storage space, Wolf tools are perfect as they have different attachment to create a new tool.

Food glorious food

Flowers, shrubs, lawns and vegetables all need feeding regularly to keep them in top shape. Feed throughout the growing season for the best results.

Deal with the weeds

Weeds love the summer, so make sure you hoe your borders regularly to keep them down. You could also use a chemical treatment such as SBK which will kill everything except grass, so be sure to put it on the weeds only -You don’t want to ruin your flowers!

Love your pond

Water evaporates during windy or hot weather causing the water level to drop. The reduced surface area can be damaging for the fish as there is less oxygen available, so top up the pond if necessary. Ideally use the rainwater from a butt as tap water is rich in nutrients that cause algae to prosper. If you have to use tap water, gradually add in small amounts to prevent the cold liquid shocking the fish in the pond.

 

Published August 5th, 2019 by Grace Brown. Article ref 5241

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