May

Other Jobs Around The Garden This May

Remove duckweed and blanket weed from ponds, and thin out both pondside perennials (if necessary) and submerged oxgenating pond plants. Leave any removed weed beside your pond overnight to allow insects, snails and other pondlife to escape back into the water.

Feed pond fish little and often.

Clip evergreen hedges or low growing hedging now.

Supplement containers plants with balanced liquid feed every 2-4 weeks to promote healthy growth.

Top-dress permanent pot plants to refresh the compost.

Feed and water container plants.

Continue to weed beds and borders. This reduces your plants competition for water and nutrients.

Top Tips:

Optimise your watering regime, watering early and late to get the most out of your water, and start collecting and recycling water whenever possible.

 

This Month's Key Tips
  • Mow lawns weekly.
  • Plant our summer bedding towards the end of the month, when the weather gets warmer.
  • Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days.
  • Watch out for late frosts. Tender plants will need protecting.
  • Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water when possible.
  • Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges.