Other Jobs Around The Garden This April

Invest in water butts. Position them under a downpipe to make the most of rainfall.

Keep on top of weeding now that the weather is warming up. Run a hoe through beds and borders.

Top up bird baths and bird feeding station to encourage birds into your garden.

Apply weed killer to perennial weeds in paving and patios.

Look out for signs of pests and diseases, early prevention is easier than curing an infestation.

Top dress conatiners with fresh compost. If your conatiners are already full, replace the top 5cm of old compost with fresh stuff.

Check compost bins to see if you have any compost that’s ready to use.

Improve the drainage of heavy soils by incorporation plenty of organic matter.

Top Tip:

Remove dirt from your paths and paving before summer arrives. Use a pressure washer or special patio cleaner.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Keep weeds at bay with a weedkiller.
  • Tie in climbing plants for extra support.
  • Plant out new strawberry beds.
  • Sow hardy annual seeds directly iinto the ground.
  • Start to mow the lawn more regularly.