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 an exciting month in the gardening calendar, with lots to get on with, but if you put in the time and effort now, you’ll love the results you get later in the year!
Love Your Lawn
As your grass grows, it’s a great time to feed and condition, kill 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 Xtra Tough for quick results on even the toughest weeds!
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.
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.