Your Fix of Home and Garden for July/August & Autumn 2017

Last Updated on October 19, 2017

What to do in July and August

While it may be the time when you pack up and go on holiday, leaving all of your troubles behind, there are actually a lot of essential jobs in the garden over July and August that need attending to!

So make sure that whoever is looking after your house it also looking after your garden, otherwise prepare to come back to a bit of a nightmare!

You can also browse a more detailed post about reclining rattan garden furniture here.

Updated 19th October 2017 – Reclining Chairs hit the market

You may have recently heard that Garden Centre Shopping UK have released a brand new range of reclining garden chairs to the market, including a range of rocking chairs that come with rattan and cushions included! These high backed chairs are weatherproof and supportive of the back, durable seating that’s extra comfortable. They also come in a dining set range for ease of patio dining, allowing friends to come round for a BBQ at no extra effort. You can find more information about it here, or here, and on their website here.


Here is a video explaining some of the main jobs in July to look for in the UK:

For August, it’s less complicated, however we have included some advice below:

WATER: It’s the most essential thing to do in your garden in August, if you can only do one thing, make sure your plants and shrubs are well watered during the hottest month of the year.

It is also essential to maintain any garden furniture you may have outside in the sun, as this can sometimes be warped, particularly if it isn’t UV stabilised (such as popular rattan furniture). However if you have a range of weatherproof furniture then you won’t have to worry about this, the range of reclining garden furniture at Gardencentreshopping is a particular favourite of mine!

Garden Furniture News:

Donation of rattan furniture:

Winawood™ furniture instructions site: Build Winawood™

Chatter about garden furniture on Mumsnet:

New brand of reclining furniture, Majestique rattan:
Polywood furniture review:

Garden furniture specialist advice:

Gardening Authors:

Alan Titchmarsh

Dr Kerry Walker

Rachel De Thame

Martin Foreman

Diarmuid Gavin

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