This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.
Top 10 things to do this month
- Add instant colour to the patio with planted containers. Identify gaps in the borders and plant for Late Summer Colour
- Cut lawns regularly throughout summer to keep looking fresh and smart.
- Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if a spring feed was not done
- Trim hedges now that birds have finished raising their first broods, snipping new growth back to a sharp, neat shape.
- Water plants well and regularly or ask about our irrigation systems if you just don't have time. See tips on saving water in the garden.
- Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering
- Feed hanging baskets weekly to keep flowers coming for longer.
- Clear algae, blanket weed and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up
- Plant autumn-flowering bulbs like autumn crocus, nerines and hardy cyclamen for a late burst of colour in September and October.
- Prune wisteria, reducing long, whippy shoots to five or six buds of the main stem to encourage plenty of flowers next year.
If you need help with irrigation systems, a one off garden tidy up or a regular maintenance visit then we can help.
Contact our Garden Maintenance Team direct on 0118 934 1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org