This week is National Gardening Week, so it’s time to get outside and start on that outside space-to-do list.
What better time is there then National Gardening Week (11-17th April) to start thinking about getting your garden in order? Well, we think there isn’t one. So whether your garden is on the small side and is more a window ledge, or if you’re lucky enough to have a plentiful amount of grass and space, here’s what to do now and later to make your outside space bloom beautiful for Summer.
Do now: As potted plants enter their growing phase in the sunny months, start increasing the amount of water you give to yours.
Do later: Start thinking about the scaping of your pots, and buy some new for re-potting once your plants have outgrown the current ones.
A small lawn and flower beds
Do now: Get Winter weeds under control with a day spent outside hoe in hand, digging and pulling them up. Use webbing or mesh to keep them at bay until you are ready to plant new bulbs.
Do later: Plan your planting of new flowers and shrubs. Sketch out a rough idea of where you want you new blooms to go.
Rolling grass for miles around
Do now: Sow new grass seeds to repair bare lawn patches, so you’ll have lush lawn for Summer.
Do later: Take stock of large shrubs and trees to see if they’ll need pruning in the coming months. If your trees need cutting back in the next couple of weeks, start looking for a qualified gardener now who will be able to carry out the job safely.
Looking for more inspiration to make an outside haven, click here.