As the summer is soon to start giving way to autumn, it would be perfectly understandable for green-fingered enthusiasts to kick back and allow their tasks to pile up.
In an article for the Guardian, professional garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson acknowledged that August is a month that can slip between the seasons – which can make planning more difficult than necessary.
"August is usually the driest month, the lawns are browning and tatty round the edges, but I enjoy the feeling that we can loosen the reins a little," the expert commented.
He explained that this can be characterised by gaps in borders when plants such as poppies have come and gone, as well as empty rows in vegetable gardens where armies of slugs have ploughed on through.
Indeed, garden writer and author of Gardening in a Changing Climate Ambra Edwards recently told the Guardian that wet weather in early summer – which was followed by a relatively mild winter – created the ideal conditions for molluscs.
She added that this was particularly troublesome for those who are looking after hostas – and has been one of the many reasons this year's summer has come with mixed blessing for gardeners up and down the country.
Those who wish to tackle the issue of excess space between plants could always address the problem with cultivators and tillers.
Here at MowDIRECT, we have an extensive range of these indispensible garden tools that should really not be overlooked.
For instance, we stock petrol cultivators from Centurion – and these products are ideal for addressing small-sized areas such as vegetable plots. The Honda range of tillers is very diverse, offering something for everyone, from mini versions to those that are more suited for professional and horticultural use. Click here to browse our full range.