Remove any rotting or damaged fruit to reduce fruit fly and other pests. If you haven’t already done so, fertilise now. Use Richgro Fruit and Citrus Plus or add Sulphate of Potash. Ensure when adding fertiliser, try to add at drip line of the tree. Feeding all established fruit trees including citrus regularly throughout growing season is important for fruit production.
Spray Grapevines with Lime Sulphur, just as buds are swelling before the leaves appear; this prevents the spread of Leaf Blister Mite.
Add mulch, compost or manure to your garden and vegetable patch to give the garden plenty of nutrients in readiness for spring. Add some lime to Vegetable gardens to boost your pH in high acidic climates and soils.
Try planting some great winter vegetables such as Asparagus, Beetroot, Parsnip, Radishes, Spring Onion, and Snow Peas in time for Spring and Summer.
August is a perfect time to plant all herbs including Basil, Chives, Coriander, Oregano, Parsley, Mint, Rocket and Thyme to name a few.