Monthly Advice

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Monthly Advice

Top gardening jobs for June:

 

Lawn Care

Throughout the summer months you may need to apply high nitrogen feeds and selective weed killers. Mow your lawns regularly – at least fortnightly. Keep mower blades sharp to avoid tearing the grass blades, as well as reducing work load on your mower.

Lawn edges should be trimmed and re shaped as required so as to maintain definition between it and the paths / borders.

 

Trees, shrubs and climbers

Once early flowering shrubs such as Weigela and Philadelphus have finished flowering they can be pruned back. Either with the trimmers if you like your shrubs maintained in a shaped appearance, or by pruning out the old wood if you wish to acheive the natural look.

Box and other evergreens can be pruned throughout June as required to keep them neat and tidy also.

Your Beech hedges may also need a tidy up this month too.

If carrying out any tree work please do so with extreme caution, we are in the middle of the bird nesting season. It may be advised to hold fire on some jobs until the winter months.

 

Flowers

Flower beds (and veg plots) will need regular hoeing over and where appropriate weed killer to keep on top of weed seedlings. Once Primroses have finished they can be lifted out to make way for summer bedding such as Geraniums and Bergonia.

 

Greenhouse.

Keep the windows and doors open on hotter days so as your greenhouse does not overheat. Wetting the floor will also increase humidity which your plants will love also.

 

Ponds

Keep feeding your fish regularly. UV filters may need maintenance if you have them – some manual clearing of blanket weed etc may also be required.

 

Soft Landscaping

There is no limit to what could be achieved in your garden. Whether it be a raised flower bed, a new fence or a deck, even a natural stone patio. Our teams can help you achieve all of the above, call us today for some advice on the visions of your garden.