As the weather improves and temperatures rise, it is easier to get out and enjoy your garden and prepare it for the coming year and there are always jobs that are needing to be done. Here are some of the most important tasks to do in your garden this month.
Mow Lawns Weekly
You will notice that the grass is now growing quickly and requires regular weekly cuts to keep it looking great. Keep your lawn in tip top condition and looking lush with this 100% natural formula lawn tonic. Made from organically based nutrients, regular use promotes root growth for stronger, healthier grass. If that’s not enough, this terrific tonic gives your lawn a consistent colour and a better growth rate, better drought resistance and greater disease resistance. Lovely!
Plant Runner Beans
Runner beans are one of the easiest summer crops and planted now they will quickly grow into healthy plants ready to yield lots of yummy pods.
There is nothing quite like your own home grown vegetables and potatoes are so versatile. If you haven’t planted yours yet then get them in now. Place them in a sunny site and ensure you keep crops well watered in dry weather. If you don’t have space in the ground to grow your potatoes, why not try Potato Planter. Enjoy your own home grown potatoes with this easy to use planter. Simply add your own compost, then seeds or rooting potato.
Protect from frost
Whilst temperatures may have started to raise, beware of late frosts. Keep young vulnerable plants protected at night when a frost is likely.
Plant hanging baskets
Prepare some beautiful hanging baskets full of wonderful plants which will provide instant stunning colour and interest to your garden. Great for all spaces, be it a large garden to add depth and variety or to brighten up and add natural colour a small paved courtyard garden. Water daily, especially in warm weather.
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional hanging basket, take a look at these durable, long hanging planters which are the perfect way to grow strawberries, herbs or flowers. With ten useful slits for a wide variety of lightweight planting options. Easily attachable, you can hang them in any sunny spot.
Keep on top of weeds
You will want to keep on top of weeds this month. Our Long Handled Weeding Tool allows you to easily tackle those stubborn weeds, grass or moss in your garden without bending over or kneeling down. The tough, hardened, steel blade helps you to remove weeds at root level and ensures they never return! Sharp enough to remove the most stubborn of weeds.
Or try the Wonder Weeder, made of tough carbon steel, this unusual tool removes well-rooted weeds with minimal surface disturbance.
Slugs and Snails
Enjoy growing your own plants and vegetables in the garden? Protect your flowers and crops from slugs and snails! Pick off any snails you see and relocate to an area away from any prize flowers and vegetable plants. Tackle pests eating your precious plants and keep them safe from slugs and snails with the Slug Barrier
or the Slug Repellent Copper Tape.
Both are perfect for keeping slugs and snails out of pots and away from your plants. Copper reacts with slug slime to make it difficult for them to move, so they’ll avoid it.
For more ideas we like, have a look at our In The Garden board on Pinterest.