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August

August-Gardening ChecklistPlant now

It’s that lovely time of year again where everything is new and fresh! So roll up your sleeves and prepare your garden to enjoy infinite colour, fragrance and flavour this summer.

VEGETABLES FRUIT

SEED SOWING

Begin sowing your summer veggies such as tomatoes, beans and courgettes, along with lettuce, silverbeet and beetroot. For more info click here

PLANT NOW

Direct sow carrots and parsnips into a weed-free garden bed. Before planting prepare a fine seed bed and mix in compost. Plant out seedlings of beetroot, lettuce, silverbeet, peas, parsley and coriander into prepared, weed-free beds.

RHUBARB

Divide and plant up older rhubarb stands or start your own now. For best results plant in part shade and mix in compost and sheep pellets when planting.

STRAWBERRIES

Get them in as quick as you can so that they can get settled down and ready to produce.

FRUIT TREES

Try to plant any fruit trees before spring fully kicks into gear. WHen planting make sure you mix in lots of compost and sheep pellets and if they haven’t already formed leaves, prune for shape.

ALSO NOW IN SEASON: 

Blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries.



TREES SHRUBS

TIME TO GET PLANTING

Plant any larger trees or hedges now before it dries up to give your plants time to put down roots and settled before spring truly kicks into gear.

SPRING FLOWERING TREES

The sight of the first flowering cherry trees or the impressive blooms of a magnolia are a sure sign that spring is near! Click here to see our range

ROSES

New plants now in. Including some stunning varieties that have only just arrived. Shop Online

ALSO NOW IN SEASON

Osmanthus, daphnes, boronias, azaleas and camellias. Shop flowering shrubs here



FLOWERS PERENNIALS

POTTED COLOUR

Brighten up your garden instantly with pansies, violas, primulas, polyanthus, and snap dragons. When planting, mix in compost and sheep pellets. And to really bring out the colour of your primulas and polyanthus try feeding with dried blood (available in 900g packets instore).

NEW SEASON

Plant summer bulbs now for a delightful abundance of colour this summer. Dahlias are in now, gladioli & begonia will arrive this month.

Fill pots with Bulb Mix or mix it into your existing garden soil to improve drainage. Sprinkle a handful of Kings Bulb Fertiliser to encourage longer flowering.

 

Tend

VEGGIE GARDEN

Start preparing for spring and summer now! Dig in compost crops and start weeding beds to ensure you’re ready and prepared to plant this spring.

ROSES & FRUIT TREES

Thoroughly spray with a mix of FreeFlo Copper and Aquaticus Glow before they burst into life. By winter spraying with these two organic products you reduce the risk of diseases and pest problems over the coming seasons.

CAMELLIAS

Time to trim and shape early flowering camellias, wait till it’s finished blooming then trim.

LAWNS

As it warms up you can begin to repair your lawn or plant up any new patches. Or if moss has become a problem apply Kings Lawn Moss Control, just be careful around paving as it can stain it. 

TREES & SHRUBS

Mulch around trees with Living Earth More Than Mulch. Feed the whole garden with Kings Garden Booster or for a natural option, Kings Ocean Grow Fertiliser.

Essentials

SEED PROPAGATORS

Ideal for creating the perfect conditions for seed germination.

SLUG BAIT

Protect new seedling from slugs snails. If you have pets use Tui Quash as it’s safe to use around cats dogs.

ORGANIC SEED RAISING MIX 15L

A fine mix that is free draining and increases the rate of germination.