Winter rainfall regions

What to do in the garden in August:


Plant and sow

Annuals

  • Wait until next month to sow summer-flowering annuals.

Vegetables

Bulbs

Start planting summer-flowering bulbs:


Garden Maintenance

Fertilize

General Gardening Maintenance

  • Mow the lawn if necessary.
  • Mulch the garden beds.
  • Start planning the summer garden now.
  • Remember to dead head annuals and bedding plants regularly and feed every 2 weeks or so with a diluted liquid fertilizer.
  • Pull up spent winter annuals and vegetables and prepare soil for new planting.
  • Continue to remove weeds from lawns and paving’s.
  • Dead, diseased and damaged wood from deciduous trees and shrubs can be removed.

What should you fertilise ?

Peaches

Peaches

Cherrie

Cherrie

Nectarines

Nectarines

Apples

Apples

  • Other fruit that needs fertilisation: peachespearsplums and quinces.
  • Fertilize Summer-flowering bulbs and keep them moist.

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