By Hutchings Garden Services, Aug 18 2015 12:15PM
August is the time to enjoy your garden. Although there are still plenty of jobs to do on these long summer days.
The grass can start to look a bit tired this time of year so maybe mow less regulary (every other week ) and also raise the level of the cut so not to put the grass under so much stress. Water the grass regulary; it enables the grass to cope with the heat and periods of dry weather.
Weeds will always grow when everything else stops, so keep them under control by using a hoe, little and often should deter them.
Keep dead heading annuals to keep the colour flowing in the garden. This process involves first nipping or pinching out flowers as they start to fade. Also, adding a fertilizer high in potassium will help the plant to continue to flower for longer.
If you need to fill in any gaps in your borders you can add plants such as Rudbeckia, Agapanpthus or Dahlias. You can also place a potted plant in the border to give a instant splash of colour.
Remember to take time to sit back and admire your garden but if you spend long periods of time there, keep up with the suncream and enjoy.