August


Regularly prune and dead head flowering shrubs and roses. Don't forget to water and feed your pots and containers. Lift and pot up or plant out young strawberry runners. To extend the flowering season of bedding plants, feed with a tomato food high in potassium.

FAQ

  • When planting in pots and planters? +

    Can be planted in pots all year round, apart from periods of frost, the plants purchased in pots or containers. You should use clean containers, new or well cleaned. Do not hesitate to plant closely enough to get an instant effect. It should allow 1 to 2 cm from the surface of the earth and the rim of the pot or planter for that water does not overflow with every watering.

  • When should I plant bulbs? +

    The bulbs that bloom in spring (crocus, daffodils, tulips) are planted in September/October. Those that bloom in summer (gladioli, dahlias, for example) are set up in April/May. A bulb should be planted at a depth equal to twice its height.

  • What is the difference between an autumn and a spring/summer lawn fertilizer? +

    Lawn fertilizers for use in the growing season i.e. spring and summer, have lots of nitrogen to replace the high quantities lost through cutting the grass. In autumn and winter we don't mow the lawn so frequently, so the grass doesn't need much nitrogen. But potassium and phosphates are important to help develop a strong root system and help 'harden' the grass. A lawn that grows poorly in the spring looks patchy and has lots of yellow blades - this can be avoided by feeding in the autumn.

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