Garden maintenance in August
27 August 2020| News| Christian Eichelsheim
Tie up the plants, there may be thunderstorms, and more tips for garden maintenance in August. The garden is a place you like to be, outside in nature. Especially in the summer months, it is wonderful to be in the garden. The garden is a place that requires some maintenance, so in this article, we list the things you can perfectly do in the month of August.
We go step by step through different aspects of the garden. Now, of course, some points may not apply to your garden. We have done our best to include a few points that are important to pick up in the month of August for each garden in our tips.
Furniture and lighting
Do you have wooden garden furniture in the garden? Then this is the perfect time to prepare them for autumn. Time to stain your furniture again, when the weather is dry of course. There will be many more days when you use the furniture, but there will also be some more rain in the run-up to autumn. So it’s ideal to prepare the furniture for this. Don’t just look at the furniture, but also at the wooden summer house; perhaps some spots can be updated here as well?
No lighting in the garden yet? This is a perfect time to install lighting. The evenings aren’t that long anymore, and the sun sets between nine and ten o’clock. If you want to be able to enjoy the garden even longer, make sure you have appropriate lighting in the garden.
We already wrote about furniture and their maintenance. Perhaps you’re looking for a complete set of new furniture in the garden? Also then this is the perfect time to pay attention, many garden stores now have clearance sales when it comes to garden furniture. So you can get a completely new set in the garden for a low price.
Flowers and plants
Want to enjoy a garden full of beautiful flowers again in spring? Then think about planting spring bulbs now. The first ones can go back into the ground from September. This way, next spring, you can enjoy a sea of flowers in the garden again.
Did a few plants fail to survive the hot summer? Think about the plants you want to buy to fill up the empty spaces. Don’t start planting until it’s a little less warm and there’s a little more rain. It’s a shame to not give the new plants a good chance.
Found a few barren spots on the lawn? Perhaps you left the pool on the grass too long? From mid-August it is well possible to remove barren spots in grass by sowing grass seeds.
Care and pruning
Tie plants that grow against a fence, wall or summer house. At the end of the summer, it can be quite stormy. It’s a shame if these plants continue to come loose and stay on the ground in the autumn. Also look at any hanging baskets, keep them out of the wind to prevent them from drying out.
Do you have roses or dahlias in the garden? August is the right month to remove dead flowers from these plants. Furthermore, this is the month when conifers can be pruned, as can boxwood. The latter can also be cut to shape. Got lavender in your garden? This can also be pruned in August, if you haven’t done so before.
So on the whole, the garden is ready to go into the late summer. The weather can still be great, so you can still enjoy your garden to the fullest. If you have a log cabin, summer house or canopy, it is even more enjoyable. You have the comfort of being covered.
No log cabin in your garden yet? Not a problem, we at Woodpro are happy to help you. Do you have questions about the possibilities of a log cabin in your garden? Then please feel free to contact us. Our products are made of the highest quality wood from Northern Europe.
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