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Spring 2018

Spring is in the air and we’re busy making final preparations for the growing season ahead.

  • Lawns

Keep scarifying lawns to help remove moss as the moss grows before the grass and can smother the grass. Start to apply fertiliser to promote lawn growth.

  • Planting for summer colour

This is a good time to be planting hardy perennials and summer bulbs such as lilies.

  • Herbaceous plants

Lifting, splitting and replanting herbaceous plants & grasses – this is easier now that some of the plants are starting to come through.

  • Flower beds

It’s not too late to apply a general purpose fertiliser and compost mulch if you missed this before.

  • Vegetable gardens

Dig over your vegetable gardens & add manure.

  • Pond clearing

Now’s a good time to be thinning out pond margins.

  • Pruning, cutting back, tidying & re-shaping

Pruning roses and cutting back some shrubs.Tidy up any trees that need re-shaping. Prune fruit trees, wisterias, climbing roses and remove any stray branches overhanging borders and lawns – this is the last month we can do this!

  • Compost & compost areas

Sort out the compost areas, using what compost you have left to spread around the garden. Make any reparations needed to the compost bin enclosure ready for use.

  • Fencing & garden structures

Put up new fencing and garden structures or repair any that needs it. Re-stain or paint fences, sheds and pergolas

  • Patios, tennis courts & garden furniture

Jet wash & clean patios, tennis courts (alleviating slippery surfaces) and garden furniture, repairing where needed.

  • Land drainage, irrigation, drains & gutters

Sort out any land drainage issues and/or irrigation. Clearing drains & gutters (repairing if necessary).

 

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