With temperatures raising and plants starting to show signs of growth there is a lot to do this month.
Spring is approaching and there is nothing like seedling trays with color to instantly brighten up a bed or pot. Seedlings like snapdragons will now be available but pansies and violas can still be planted and will deliver flowers till late summer.
August is a great time to start planting your lavenders so be sure to get them in the ground so they can be ready for spring.
Daisies will already be flowering and will do so for a while. They are the perfect solution for color in our hot area.
Shrubs would love a helping of 2:3:2 to help boost their growth.
Time to sort out the biggest area of our garden and that is the lawn. A low cut is recommended with a light lawn dressing. Add a 8:1:5 from Culterra to help the recovery process even further.
Remember to feed your container plants with a slow release fertilizer such as Protek Gwano pellets.
Seed that can be sown now are Tomatoes, beans and lettuce. There are much more in store please ask one of the friendly sales people in store.
August has the word GUST in it for a reason. Make sure to use stakes and plant friendly ties.
Summer bulbs will start to arrive at garden centers.
Roses can still be pruned before their new growth starts. Give them a helping hand of 5:1:5.
Conifers should be treated for aphids until the first rain with Kemprin or Avi guard. Also keep an eye out on other plants when new shoots start to show, aphids tend to seek out the new growth and can damage your plants before you can enjoy them.