August in the Garden

Matthew Dressing Down the Garden Path Podcast

August in the Garden, and encore presentation
Original air date: July 29th, 2019 – Season 5, episode 25.


Tune in to hear Joanne and Matthew
discuss the do’s and don’ts for your August garden.

Aug 1, 2022: This week, Matt and Joanne present an encore presentation of their August in the Garden podcast from July 29th, 2019.

August can be a challenging month in the garden. The heat is unrelenting and the weeds are growing strong. It’s right around now that our plants can start to look a little tired or spent, and as gardeners, it can be a difficult time because we may be a little tired and spent ourselves!

In this episode, Matt and Joanne talk about the do’s and don’ts for the challenging August garden. From watering tips to weed and insect control, they cover it all.


Down the Garden Path Podcast

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. A horticulturist and landscape designer, Matthew Dressing owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, they do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

In their new book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden, Joanne and Matthew distill their horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one easy-to-read monthly reference guide. It’s now available on Amazon.


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