August is usually one of the hottest months of the year according to the met office, with further predictions signalling more heatwaves ahead in the coming weeks with temperatures expected to peak in the 30s again.
There is also no shortage of new plants and seeds on offer at a multitude of garden centres to add to your green space, so don’t be shy to bob down to your local place of bloom to see what offers you can find.
The usual top retailers will always have offers on but your local independent garden centre should also be on your list, as buying local is always a good thing too.
Also in our experience if you have children or grandchildren, they always love a good runaround in a garden centre!August is traditionally also holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away.
Our friends at the Royal Horticultural Society have given us 10 Top Tips for what you should do in your Garden in August.
Watering! – particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
Deadhead flowering plants regularly
Collect seed from garden plants
Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
Keep ponds and water features topped up
Feed the soil with green manures
Have we missed anything? Get in touch below and let us know. We have tried to be generic across flowers, veg and fruit to keep it short and sweet but of course every garden is different.
For more tips from the Royal Horticultural Society visit their website or become a member and get great discounts for joining up today.