Sunday to Tuesday 7-9 August
Waxing Sagittarius Moon. Sun in Leo
PLANT CARE: Remove faded flowers. Mulch with compost. Spray roses. Feed for spring growth. Control pests. Feed bulbs. Prune shrubs and climbers. Harvest root crops. Prune and repair trees. Cut back herbs.
MAINTENANCE: Cultivate the soil. Mow lawns.
Tuesday to Friday 9-12 August
Waxing Capricorn Moon. Sun in Leo
Moon void-of-course Wednesday 22h34 to Thursday 5h48
PROPAGATION: Sow and plant to encourage hardiness and drought-resistance. Sow/plant vegetable seeds and seedlings. Sow and plant climbing annuals. In warm regions, sow annuals. Plant summer flowering bulbs and gladioli. Repot container plants. Plant drought-tolerant lawn grass and ornamental grasses.
PLANT CARE : Lift and divide herbaceous plants. Divide and replant old clumps of crowded perennials and herbs. Feed for healthy blooms and foliage. Feed and mulch trees and shrubs, roses, flower beds, climbers, summer-flowering annuals and seedlings, and flowering bulbs. Pinch out growing tips of young annuals. Save seeds from annuals. Tend last of winter vegetables. Cut back and divide crowded herbs.
MAINTENANCE: Apply mulch and compost.
Friday to Sunday 12-14 August
Full Moon in Aquarius on Saturday. Sun in Leo
Moon void-of-course Sunday 14h26-14h55
PLANT CARE: Remove faded flowers. Cut back overgrown herbs. Control pests and diseases. Prune and tidy overgrowth. Secure vulnerable plants. Complete the last of the pruning, cutting back shrubs that have finished flowering. Harvest fruit and root crops.
MAINTENANCE: Care for lawns. Protect and encourage wasps. Clean out ponds and water features. Prepare beds for new season planting.
SATURDAY’S FULL MOON: Today, take a break from working in the garden. Plan to reduce lawn area to conserve water.
Sunday to Wednesday 14-17 August
Waning Pisces Moon. Sun in Leo
Moon void-of-course Monday 22h22 to Wednesday 2h02
PROPAGATION: Sow and plant for abundance of blooms and strong root growth. Sow and plant vegetable and herb seeds and seedlings. Lift and divide herbaceous plants. Sow and plant climbing annuals. Divide and replant crowded perennials, herbs and chives. Plant roses, summer flowering bulbs and gladioli. Repot container plants. Plant drought-tolerant lawn grass. Propagate ornamental grasses.
PLANT CARE: Water. Fertilize. Mulch and compost. Consolidate garden plans for the next month. Feed for blooms and foliage. Tend roses. Feed and mulch climbers, shrubs, fruit trees, flower beds, summer-flowering annuals and seedlings, and flowering bulbs. Save seeds from annuals. Harvest flowers. Tend last of winter vegetables. Cut back or lift and divide crowded herbs.