Thursday, 21 March 2013

Garden Diary - Spring Jobs


Below is a selection of tasks to be done over the forthcoming spring months. The garden diary is updated regularly so keep checking in to see what needs doing throughout the year.

m a r c h

at a glance…

  • Mulch bare soil in beds & borders
  • Move evergreen shrubs
  • Prune bush and shrub roses
  • Prune shrubs with colourful winter stems
  • Lift & divide overgrown clumps of perennials
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs.
  • Reseed bare patches of lawn.
  • Start mowing lawns regularly.
!! Last Chance
  • Finish planting bare-root trees and shrubs and new fruit trees and bushes.
a p r i l

at a glance…
  • Continue watering newly planted trees and shrubs if the weather is dry.
  • Plant evergreen trees & shrubs
  • Trim grey-leaved shrubs to keep them bushy.
  • Tie-in the new shoots of climbers
  • Prune early flowering shrubs.
  • Divide perennials.
  • Stake tall-growing perennials.
  • Keep weeding.
  • Deadhead daffodils.
  • Sow or turf new lawns.
  • Feed established lawns.
  • Start mowing lawns regularly.
!! Last Chance
  • Cut-down any dead growth left over winter on perennials, especially grasses, before there is too much risk of damaging new shoots.
  • Plant summer flowering bulbs.
m a y
  • at a glance…
  • Water plants that need it regularily.
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.
  • Lightly trim box and other formal hedging.
  • Cut-back and divide spring flowering perennials.
  • Clear out spring bedding plants and replace with summer bedding.
  • Feed and weed lawns to encourage good growth, as well as mowing regularily.
  • Inspect plants regularily for signs of pests and diseases.
!! Last Chance
  • Sow or turf new lawns before it gets too dry.
  • Finish planting evergreen shrubs.
Obviously, if you need any assistance with any of the above then please get in touch. We'd love to help you out.

Kind regards

Michael