Seasonal Gardening Tips

Spring tasks…

Have a general tidy up and remove leaves and other debris from your flower borders, lawns and ponds.

Start to sow some seeds, ones that need a longer growth period such as Geraniums, Begonias, Peppers and Aubergines. They’ll need to be grown in a heated propagator or similar to ensure good growth. All propagation equipment in store now.

To add some spring colour to your garden, plants violas, primulas, pansies and polyanthus

Buy your seed potatoes, onion & garlic

Summer tasks…

In the early summer months plant containers, such as patio pots, window boxes and hanging baskets.

Through-out the summer continue to dead-head flowers that have passes and feed plants regularly.

Keep a close watch over your garden for any signs of pests, so you can move quickly and take action before the problem spreads out of control.

Keep up with watering, especially as the hot weather sets in.

Don’t forget to relax and enjoy what your garden has to offer during these summer months!

Autumn tasks…

Plant Spring bulbs now to provide colour next Spring.

Treat your lawn with Evergreen Autumn to promote strong root growth and protect it over the winter.

Plant berried plants such as pyracantha to provide food for the birds.

Rake up leaves to tidy your garden.

Plant indoor hyacinth bulbs to flower for Christmas.

Winter tasks…

Clear paths and driveways of moss and lichen by applying some ‘Patio Magic’ moss killer – works quickly and there is no need to scrub!

If you don’t already have one, why not set up a bird feeding area – feed every day with a variety of different bird foods such as peanuts, suet balls and various seeds – you’ll be rewarded with many visiting bird species – don’t forget to provide water too!

After a bumper crop of apples, it is now time to prune your trees to get them in tip top shape for next year. Use a good pair of sharp secateurs/loppers to remove any congested branches. Greasebands can also be applied now.

Protect tender plants during cold weather by mulching with a think layer of bark or cover with horticultural fleece. Tender herbs and bulbs can be moved to a shelter spot/greenhouse and protected with bubble insulation.

If you’re feeling energetic, winter is a great time to dig over new borders and vegetable beds ready for spring sowing. Then you can sit back and enjoy browsing through your seed catalogues!