10 jobs to do in the garden in August

Another Metro Blog from me……..


July brought us extremes of weather and now we are in the first week of August.  It is time to prepare your garden for the holidays!  Of course the trouble with British weather is that it is so unpredictable that we need to be ready for any eventualities while we are away.

1.  Move any patio pots to a shady area of the garden and water well. Give them a drop of plant food too.

2.  Dead head annual plants and roses. By the time you come back they will be in full flower again.

3.  Cut the lawn before you go. You will not believe how fast grass can grow if it is warm and wet while you are away.

4.  Move houseplants away from window sills and place in a shady area of the house. Make sure you water and feed too.

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