OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES

JOBS FOR July

Here comes the sun and we can’t wait to enjoy lazy summer days, firing up the BBQ and enjoying some outdoor fun!

Here at Tong, we’ve got everything to keep your garden in top shape and all the essentials to celebrate summer with family and friends from the latest garden furniture, firepits and water features to garden lighting and decor!

FEED THE FLOWERS

Get the very best from your plants with a good feed. We recommend Miracle Gro All Purpose Soluble Plant Food, which contains the essential nutrients required for the optimum growth and flowering. 

GIVE YOUR GARDEN A GLOW

Prolong those evenings in your garden with some stylish and practical lighting. Whether it’s fairy lights, path lights or lanterns, let your garden glow in the night with bright lighting ideas!

WATER FREQUENTLY

In the warm weather, it’s very important you check your plants on a daily basis and water them if the soil is dry. The team at Tong recommends watering early in the morning and late evening during the height of summer!

CONTROL THOSE PESTS

Keep an eye out for slugs, aphids, vine weevil and any other pests that may cause damage to your plants! Slugs will attack young plants so invest in a pest control such as Solabiol Slug Killer to ensure your plants are protected.

Don’t mow to low!

In hot, dry months keep your lawn looking green by allowing the blades of grass to grow longer! Just be aware that cutting your lawn too short will create brown spots.

Cut back spent flowers

Deadhead regularly by removing dead flowers from your bedding plants as they fade – it keeps plants looking tidy and encourages new growth!