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Around the garden job checklist

25 - 31 August 2014

It's time to...

  • Remove suckers from roses, shrubs and around the base of trees, like cornus and sorbus
  • Trim box topiary and hedging
  • Cut laurel hedges using secateurs so you don't damage the remaining leaves
  • Spray mare's tail with a weedkiller such as glyphosate
  • Improve soil ready for sowing a lawn from seed during showery autumn weather
  • Hoe and hand weed borders
  • Order sweet pea seeds for autumn sowing in pots
  • Pinch out the tips of wallflowers to promote bushier growth
  • Buy spring-flowering bulbs like tulips, crocuses, narcissus and fritillaries
  • Apply an autumn lawn feed

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