August is usually one of the driest months so it’s the perfect month to be out enjoying the garden you’ve worked so hard on all year. Remember that to keep things at their best you’ll need to be watering a couple of times a day. If you’re planning a holiday, make sure you get a friend to pop in and keep the grass, plants and crops well-watered.
With the children on school holidays and the weather, hopefully, warm and dry the outdoor furniture will be getting lots of use. Keep furniture looking tip top by treating wood and metal pieces and cleaning rattan furniture.
Crops are ready for harvest in the height of the summer and if you keep picking the courgettes, peas and tomatoes they’ll keep on delivering more. The same goes for flowers too so keep deadheading and you’ll see more blooms. Now is also the time to prune wisteria and any rambling roses so they flourish again next year.
Ornamental grasses flourish well around now and including some in the garden at this point will mean you’ll have added interest in your borders right through to the autumn and winter.
How to grow herbs
Now is the perfect time to grow your own herbs – just follow this guide to find out how.
August plant of the moment
Take a look at which plants will look their best in your garden right now.
Expert lawn advice for August
Check out our blog on how to care for your lawn this month.
Lawn maintenance in summer
Keep your lawn looking beautiful through the long hot summer months with our lawn care guide.
How to care for garden furniture
Give your garden furniture some TLC before the autumn evenings begin to draw in with our helpful guide.
Outdoor heating buying guide
Take the chill off those summer evenings with a new chimenea or fire pit.