Be on the lookout for slug and snail damage and any other pests. Ready to use sprays are ideal and quick to use. Sprinkle slug pellets or water a liquid slug killer around plants in particular lettuce and other vegetables. Remember to keep all plants and flowers well watered.
Keep lawns lush and healthy looking by using a good feed and weed. There are a range of products to choose from containing weed and moss control. These can be applied by using a watering can, making sure it is evenly spread and avoid getting any on any plants as this will damage leaves and flowers.
Remember a perfect lawn compliments your flower beds. Create your own planted paradise with Primroses, camellias, pansies and Violas. These are just some of the bedding plants to choose from to make the most of the summer colours.
Loosen the soil and prepare the flower bed area for planting, using a hand spade or garden fork dig about 6 inches deep removing any rocks and soil clods.
Work in the compost, which feeds the soil and releases nutrients slowly as well as keeping it moist through out the season. Now you can plant flowers and remember you will need to give them a good watering once planted.
Decorative chipped bark reduces moisture loss, keeps weeds at bay, and encourages good strong plant growth as well as decorating boarders and paths.
This shouldn’t take more than an hour and makes those bedding and borders look lovely. The easiest way to enjoy weed free beds and boarders is to add a layer of bark chippings. Before spreading the bark in place make sure the area is free from perennial weeds and that the soil is moist. To get the best results make sure to add a layer 2 to 3 inches deep.