It is going to be that time of the year when the temperatures increase and our gardens will soon blossom.
It is best to carry on spring cleaning, make sure to eradicate any weeds and bugs but be careful not to disperse beneficial bugs such as ladybirds and hoverfly larvae.
There are, however, a few issues to take note of, and us Garden Designers will give you a few tips to get that extra bit more out of your garden.
There are several new issues to look out for when maintaining your garden:
• Adult vine weevil – one of the worst pests to infect our gardens is making an appearance as the temperatures start rising. – Ensure your plants are well protected!
• Regular mowing – Ensure to cut your grass weekly as long grass take the nutrients out of the soil.
• Other slugs and snails – Keep an eye out for snails and slugs as they will eat away your plants. Buy some pet-friendly slug pellets, course grit or traps. Invite birds, hedgehogs and frogs to your garden as they all prey on slugs and snails.
Things to do:
• April is the best time to plant an evergreen, such as laurel or box.
• If you haven’t done so already, try planting lavender! Widely grown for its scent and foliage, lavender is ideal for borders or a low hedge. Lavender can give your garden a full range of bright colours from purple, blue, white and pink.
• As daffodils fade, remove the flower heads. Don’t cut back the leaves – leave them to die back naturally. However if you want to tidy them up, wait until the leaves have yellowed before removing.