April 13th 2013
Well, at last Sunshine to replace the coldest Spring I can remember in my 21 years in the gardening business!
It means many gardening tasks are a little behind schedule. Lawn feeds etc will need to be done within the next few weeks to help reduce moss & help the grass stay healthy. Laying a new lawn can now go ahead – assuming the snow stays away..
Planting & pruning tasks are to be getting on with & planning borders for Summer colour is on the to do list.
I have noticed many Spring bulbs are a little late in flowering due to the cold. Don’t forget that many daffodils can come up blind ( without flowers ) this can be helped by digging them up and re –planting in the Autumn – spreading them out to give them more space can help.
I you are a fan of barbeques, then what about the condition of your patio for Summer?
We are often asked to pressure wash & re-point patio areas – if the condition of the patio is basically good then this can be an economical way of improving it.
If you want to go further, then with careful planning we can help with a new seating area – as ever Indian sandstone seems very popular as a choice of slab for this important part of the garden.
Also, don’t forget Spring & Summer hanging baskets can add an easy splash of colour around your property. But remember that in a blazing hot July & August they need water every day!