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 and, if you put in the time and effort now, you’ll reap the rewards 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 and you’ll have a pretty patch all summer long.
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
Keep your paths and driveways in tip top shape with the Weedol Pathclear weed killer, killing pesky weeds down to the root and preventing new growth.
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 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 enjoy lots of harvests 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 Vitax Slug Gone wool pellets, a wildlife friendly way to 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 keep delicate seedlings indoors!