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Things can change quickly in your garden and sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming; check out our monthly tips and advice to help you plan what to do when and to stay on top of your garden so you can enjoy it to it’s fullest.
If you fancy growing your own fruit and veg this year you can download our helpful sowing and harvesting calendar to get you started.
This is a great month to have a blitz on the garden if not yet done in February! Numerous bulbs are flowering now and many trees and shrubs are cheering us up with their beautiful spring blooms.
There will probably be old, dried-up foliage that died off in the autumn from your perennials (plants that come back year on year) covering many of your beds; March is a good month to get rid of this so new growth can happen unhindered.
Weed seedlings are starting to grow and unless dealt with now they will cause problems later.
Now is a perfect time to feed and mulch the beds with organic compost, which will feed the roots and keep the moisture in.
If you’ve been thinking about making some bigger changes like a new patio, some decking or a pond now is the time to start your planning in earnest to ensure you’ll be ready to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the summer.
If you’re keen on growing your own vegetables and fruit March is a key time for sowing both inside and out.
The growing season is really underway this month, with plants seemingly coming out of nowhere to burst into life, especially your perennial plants (that grow back year after year). Suddenly winter seems a long way away as so many shrubs, trees and bulbs are in full bloom.
Weeds are also making the best of all the daylight and warmth, so keep hoeing or hand weeding the borders to keep them in check.
Start feeding the lawn this month and apply lawn sand if moss is a problem. Birds will be nesting now so be careful when trimming hedges and bushes, try leaving it till May/June if so.
Get started on any bigger garden projects (Patios, Decking, raised beds etc) in April. Not only is the weather hopefully a little better but the ground will be softer if your project involves digging. Plus doing the grafting now will mean you can enjoy some of the early summer sun in May, if we get any!
April is a key month for planting veg ready for the summer.
This month is probably the most colourful of all with many shrubs and perennial flowers looking their best.
Grass will be growing quickly now so regular mowing is now essential to keep the lawn looking its best.
Hedge trimming can start now but check for birds’ nests first.
May is also a good time to plant hanging baskets with bedding plants.
Hopefully you will be well on the way or finished with any larger garden projects such as patios, decking or ponds.
May is an active planting and harvesting month so you should be able to start enjoying some of your home grown efforts.