Spring is in the air and we’re busy making final preparations for the growing season ahead.
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.
Lifting, splitting and replanting herbaceous plants & grasses – this is easier now that some of the plants are starting to come through.
It’s not too late to apply a general purpose fertiliser and compost mulch if you missed this before.
Dig over your vegetable gardens & add manure.
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