#GetGardening – small jobs to do in the garden this month

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August is the best month to enjoy your garden, so make sure you put aside some time to kick-back, relax and appreciate it from the comfort of your garden furniture.

Gardening

Gardening can be far from back breaking work, it is great for taking your mind off things and getting away from the stresses of life. You can read all about the benefits of gardening here.

It’s also great for anyone with dementia as there is lots of stimulation for the senses and it can benefit a person with the condition cognitively too. Read all about the benefits of gardening for people with dementia here.

If you’re hankering after a little planting project, and you don’t have much space left in your garden, then why not pot up a herb tub to go by the back door?

You could also give your lawn a boost with a liquid feed. Where weeds or moss are a problem use a feed, weed and moss killer. To keep your lawn looking its best, mow regularly but only when the grass is growing.

Don’t worry about leaving small clippings on the lawn, as they will help conserve soil moisture. Throughout August when the weather should be much warmer, your lawn ought to stop growing.

During dry spells, only water your grass if absolutely necessary and when a good soak is needed use a lawn sprinkler set on a timer to avoid wasting water. On hot days it’s always best to water early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid too much water being lost through evaporation.