News: Jobs for Late August
Here’s our list of jobs to keep on top off for the bank holida weekedn and the final week of August.
The next few weeks are a key time for Lawn Care. As well as the weekly mow, Fungi and mushrooms require brushing off and rake hard to remove moss and thatch.
Lawn weeds are usually prominent and need pulling or treating. Bare patches require re-sowing as September if great for grass seed germination.
Apply autumn lawn feed through September to really give it a boost for next year. Laying new turf is also ideally suited to September but be careful when preparing your ground and take care in choosing a reputable turf supplier.
Evergreen Hedge Care
The upcoming month is the perfect time to prune and shape evergreen hedging. All Conifer hedging, Box, Pyracantha, and Laurel hedging usually need some attention.
Many early and mid summer border perennials that are past their best need cutting back which will make your border look tidier. Dead head dahlias to encourage autumn blooms and dead head border roses to encourage autumn hips.
General pruning of fast growing shrubs and climbers such as Wisteria and Pyracantha will keep your garden tidy. Clearing out fallen leaves and debris is an important job as it will reduce the available nutrients for algae and therefore reduce their growth.
Pond weed can get out of hand during August, so a regular harvest of excess weed is essential for pond health.
Making water a focal point of the garden is a great way to maximise the potential of your garden (regardless of size - as even a small garden can accommodate some water ornaments) and can even help to increase the market value of your property. Read our online garden article on water features now.