What to do in your garden this May?

What to do in your garden this May?

The blossom is on the trees, it’s warming up and there’s nothing we like more than getting into the garden in May. It starts to decidedly feel as if summer is making an arrival and that’s when we look out into our gardens and it dawns on us just how much we want to do to make them look beautiful for the coming months. There are always plenty of jobs to get done in the garden, but now the weather is starting to turn (for the better) getting out there and ticking things off the to-do list is starting to seem a lot more appealing.

As always we are here to help you with our expert tips and advice on what you should be doing this month. So read out to find out the key things to do in your garden in May…

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Top tips for what to do in your garden in May…

– If you haven’t mown your lawn yet, and think it is ready to be cut be sure to keep your blades set at maximum height for the first mow. After that lower the blades down and cut it regularly, around once a week. Providing the weather stays nice, now is also a great time to apply some fertiliser and weed-killer to make sure your lawn is as healthy as possible come June.

– Are you growing strawberries? To keep the fruit clean and make sure no mould grows, lay straw between the strawberry plants. And, keep all your other fruit that’s growing well watered in dry spells.

– Save the rain water. Ensure you have a working system, like water butts, to collect all the rain water that falls throughout spring – it’ll prove invaluable in the long run.

– It’s time to plant some roses! This fabulous flower has been developed to such an extent that there is now a rose for any garden, large, medium or small. In a small garden, why not try a groundcover rose – low growing but with dense foliage to smother weeds – perfect for edging drives or paths, great examples are pink ‘The Fairy’ or the white ‘Kent’. If you’ve got a big garden, or have something ugly you want to hide, try a rambling rose like the magnificent white ‘Rambling Rector’ – they can grow as big as 25 ft or more across!

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