August Gardening Tips - Squires Garden Centres

August Gardening Tips

Enjoy the warm summer days in your garden this month, there are just a few easy tasks for when you are pottering around…

  • Continue to water and feed hanging baskets and containers.
  • Deadhead faded flowers of perennials and annuals to encourage new blooms.
  • Trim lavender bushes once they have finished flowering.
  • Take cuttings of tender perennials such as Pelargoniums, Fuchsias and Salvias.
  • Stop feeding roses so as to discourage soft growth. Prune rambling and shrub roses, removing all dead and weak shoots.
  • Sow lettuce, spring cabbage and winter spinach.
  • Pinch out the tips of runner beans and pick courgettes regularly.
  • Conserve water by using an irrigation system and large self-watering plants.