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Gardening To-Do’s – Subtropical Regions – August


What to do in your garden during August

Follow the tips beneath as a basic maintenance guide for your garden this August.

Plant and Sow


  • Prepare beds for sowing by digging in compost and 2:3:2 at the rate of 60 g per square metre.
  • Start to sow summer-flowering towards the end of the month.
  • Annuals adapt well to pot cultures like strawberry pots, tubs, terracotta flowerpots.

Sow the following plants:


Sow Vegetables like :


Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as:

Garden Maintenance

General Garden Maintenance

  • Do not neglect your container plants; prune them lightly and feed and water them regularly.
  • Cut out the dead branches from garden trees.
  • Feed and deadhead annuals.
  • Feed shrubs with a fertilizer high in potassium.
  • Water and mow the lawn.

For August maintenance tips on watering, pruning, pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.

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