Gardening tips for May

To get the prefect lawn start mowing weekly as soon as the lawn starts to dry out from the showers. A bit of lawn food spread will really pep up the new growth!

There is still a chance of frost so keep tender plants warm, even though spring fever makes it tempting to want to get those baby plants into the soil use caution, possibility of frost is still very real until May is out.

Keep one step ahead of weeds and hoe weekly. Like everything else wanting to shoot up and grow, weeds want their chance in the sunshine too! Gently hoe and dig the weeds out in the besd and borders before weeds can grow deeper and stronger roots.Plant summer bedding unless you are in very cold areas. This can be started ideally in the second week of May and includes your hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. This is the the planting that defines the profusion of summer colour that will define your garden in the months to come!

Get the hedge into shape with a trim, clean up the lines and boundaries of your garden and the rest of the garden with all the flower colour will be come into sharper focus and create a truly satisfying vision.

There is still time to transplant large trees and shrubs, but it’s time to hurry! You need to get your pruning of evergreens done in April and May, removing all the unsightly wood and don’t forget to start fertilising.