OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES
JOBS FOR June
In June, the days are longer and the temperatures are on the rise so it’s time to make sure that your garden is in good shape for the summer months.
With the sun shining, we’re going to be spending a lot more time in our gardens as flowers are starting to appear in abundance and we begin to harvest in the veg patch!
FEED YOUR PLANTS
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.
Fill in any gaps in your borders by adding instant summer colour to your garden with summer flowering plants such as Fuchias, Dahlias, Begonias and our plant of the month, Salvia!
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!
Your precious plants shouldn’t have to compete for water, light and nutrients. Apply a weed killer such as Resolva Pro Weed Killer which delivers quick results, even on tough weeds, so they don’t come back!
GREEN UP YOUR LAWNS
Keep your lawn looking fantastic all summer by applying Westland’s Ultra Green+. It will condition and feed for a greener, stronger and healthier lawn without the risk of scorching. Remember to keep your lawns well-watered during hot weather.
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.
ENCOURAGE NEW GROWTH
Deadhead regularly to remove dead flowers from your bedding plants as they fade – it keeps plants looking tidy and encourages new growth.
CHECK FOR SIGNS OF DISEASE
Check plants daily for signs of disease and deal with any problems quickly – our experts in store can advise on the right product to tackle problems!