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Gardening To-Do’s – Temperate Summer Rainfall Regions -August


What to do in your garden during August

In temperate summer-rainfall regions do the following in August:

Plant and sow


Start sowing summer-flowering annuals from the middle of the month.


Sow vegetables like:


Towards the end of the month, plant summer-flowering bulbs:

 Garden maintenance

 General garden maintenance

  • Water the lawn once a month.
  • Water all fruit trees well once a month.
  • Deadhead annuals to prolong their flowering period.
  • Feed annuals with a fertilizer high in potassium.

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

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