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Let the gardening commence....

So you’ve put the groundwork in and cut back all the winter shrubs as well as planted new bulbs. Here’s a few tips on how to make the most of your garden for the summer…

  • Gain inspiration from your friends. Gathering cuttings from your friends and replanting them will give you an array of color and a variety of new plants.
  • Look after your lawn. April brings both ‘sunshine and showers’, so to allow you to get that ever-green color, you need to sow lawn seed and lay new turf which will help the seed grow. Applying a fertilizer will keep it healthy and make it last all summer.
  • Water potted plants. Particularly those on the patio which have a tendency to dry out with the spring weather.
  • Watch out for the pests. Cover your bulbs and protect pots with chicken wire to keep slugs and snails away.
  • Grow your own food. There’s nothing tastier than eating your own vegetables. Onions and garlic are easy starting points. Start growing potatoes from mid-April, depending on the weather conditions and for extra sophistication, grow sweet peas in a climbing border.
  • Wear the correct gear. When doing any gardening, remember to keep your feet warm in your wellington boots with Heat Holders Wellington socks as well as our thermals to keep the chill out of your bones.
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