OUR MONTHLY GARDEN GUIDES

Jobs for April

It’s time to spring into action!

Whether it’s planting, feeding, weeding or tidying, it’s time to be productive in the garden! April is a very important month in the gardening calendar, with lots and lots to do, but if you take things one step at a time and you’ll get it all done!

Love Your Lawn

As your grass grows, it’s a great time to feed and conditionkill moss, get rid of lawn weeds and begin mowing. Show your lawn a little love now to reap the rewards in summer!

It’s Bedding Season

Whether it’s Pansies, Violas, Geraniums or Marigolds, bedding plants are a perfect way to add instant colour to your garden and patio. Just remember to protect them against any late frosts!

Tackle Weeds Early

Your plants shouldn’t have to compete for water, light and nutrients. Apply Resolva Pro Weed Killer for quick results on even the toughest weeds!

START FEEDING

Give your plants the best start by Westland’s Fish, Blood and Bone. High in phosphorus, this feed is particularly good at stimulating strong, healthy root growth.

PLANT SHRUBS FOR STRUCTURE

Plant hardy evergreen shrubs such as Azaleas and Hebes to help bring structure, texture and colour to your garden’s beds and borders year after year.

CREATE A KITCHEN GARDEN

Growing your own herbs can be extremely rewarding and cost-effective. Whether it’s mint, oregano or basil, they can be grown on a windowsill, a balcony or a tiny concrete backyard!

PLANT FRUIT TREES NOW

Whether it’s apple, cherry or plum, plant fruit trees now and provide for your family for years to come. Look for self-fertile varieties if you planting a single tree!

WATCH OUT FOR PESTS

Slugs will begin to attack your young plants so invest in a pest control such as Solabiol Slug Killer to ensure your plants are protected.

SOW OUTDOORS

You can start to direct sow hardy annuals such as Marigolds, Poppies and Digitalis outside –  ideal for gardeners who do not have much room to raise seed indoors in trays or propagators.