Alice Spenser-Higgs
3 minute read
2 Aug 2020
9:40 am

August is the month to prepare for verdant spring growth

Alice Spenser-Higgs

Start planting summer flowering bulbs now.

Picture: Garden World

August is the month for garden gym, when all the gym moves, like weights, stretches, squats and cardio exercise can be put to good use in the garden. In other words, it is time to dig compost into the soil, spike and top-dress the lawn, lift and divide cannas, agapanthus and other summer-flowering perennials, and trim summer shrubs. All that should raise the heart rate, improve circulation, and produce a feeling of well-being. Improve the soil Fork homemade compost into the topsoil around shrubs and summer flowering perennials. Loosen compact soil and pull out roots of invasive creepers or shrubs...