Taking care of the Lawn in August
Care of the lawn in August very much depends on the state of the weather. If it has been hot and dry, there won't be much new growth, so set the mower blades high and leave the clippings to act as a mulch to preserve what little moisture there is. If the weather has been wet and growth generally lush, lower the blades and collect the clippings.
Be on the look out for weeds, especially in wet weather and remove them as soon as you can identify them.
If you have roughly prepared a bare patch of garden for sowing next month the procedure is much the same as for spring sowing. Pick up any debris or stones on the surface, and break it down to a fairly even tilth.
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Bulbs for August
Bulbs that flower in August include:
Amaryllis (belladonna lilly)
Canna (Indian shot)
Crocosmia & montbretia
Gladiolus (sword lily)
Tigridia (tiger flower)