The August guide to gardening discuss a Windy month, but one full of excitement!
August should show whether you plan wisely. Almond trees are now in bloom. The beautiful Bailey’s Wattle (Acacia baileyana) with its silver leaves are also now in bloom, and the yellow jasmine with its star-shaped flowers. If you not have this shrub in your garden, it will be advisable to make a note in your garden diary.
The Almond Tree will require very little attention, because there is no need to prune this tree. This is one of the first flowering trees, and blossom branches make a beautiful border settlement.
Plants that bloom in August is usually hardy trees, as they must resist strong winds, cold nights and sudden increases in temperature during the day.
Give your lawn spring treatment. For this you need a sturdy rake with sharp teeth. Rake the lawn now as thoroughly as possible, first right, then cross and then diagonal until you racked out all the dead grass. This waste can straight go to the compost heap. You will be surprised how much of even the smallest piece of grass will rake.
Then take a hollow-pronged fork and if it is not available the garden fork. A spiked roller will also work for a better and faster result. This is done to let air in the soil so the lawns underground is more accessible to food and water. Give the lawn a new topping. After treatment of the lawn, it must be regularly irrigated, otherwise the results will be disappointing. If the soil is acid, now is the best time for the application of agricultural lime. Sprinkle evenly.