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OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES

JOBS FOR April

Spring is almost in sight and your garden is beginning to awake from it’s winter slumber. Bulbs will begin to appear and wildlife will start to return to your garden as the days get longer and temperatures increase.

It’s still a month of preparation, whether you’re sowing seeds, tidying up your lawn or showing your garden a little TLC, so grab your coat and head outside as your garden begins to come to life!

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 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.

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 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.

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 keep delicate seedlings indoors!

OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES

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