Water Your Lawn

With the weather starting to warm up its now time to keep a close eye on your lawn, especially if a draught occurs. If this does happen you should look at water your lawn ever 10 or so days, keep in mind not to do this in the middle of the day or in direct sunlight as most of the water will evaporate. Early mornings or evenings are best suited for watering your lawn.

Make sure to thoroughly soak your lawn, once small puddles appear you know you have watered it more then enough. Bare in mind you should only be thinking about watering your lawn if it is being effected by the warm weather, best way to test this is to see if the grass bounces back if you step on it, if it does not then it would be a good idea to give it a water.

This should only be a worse case scenario as rain water is much more nutritious for lawns, however you don't have control over how frequent the rain may or may not be!

Look Out For Pests

Along side the warmer weather comes with it the more likely chance of pests and disease in your garden aswell. Its crucial to keep an eye out for these and deal with them as soon as they are found to prevent any further damage or long term damage to your garden.

There are many different types of pests and disease they you can potentially encounter in your garden so its important to keep a keen eye and do your research if you think you may have a problem occurring.

Some can be relatively easy to get rid of whereas offers can take a bit more time and effort to keep at bay, whether its as simple as spray a certain chemical to help prevent or get rid of them to having to put up barriers around your crops to keep pests at bay. Its crucial to do your research to figure out what type of pest or disease you have so you know exactly what method to use to get rid of it.

Compost Your Garden Waste

Making your own compost is a great environmentally friendly way to dispose of your garden waste. You can also use your kitchen waste, just be sure to not use any food waste or plastic, metals or glass, these should be properly recycled separately.

Its pretty easy to get started providing you have the right space, if space is an issue you can use a composting bin which work perfectly in smaller gardens. Make sure you place it on level ground with plenty of space to help drain away any excess water to prevent the compost from being too wet.

There's plenty of different types of waste you can throw in there from garden clippings, teabags to wood clippings and paper. Its important to get the ratio between 'green' waste and 'brown' waste correct to help with the composting process.

Hornbeam hedge, also known as Carpinus betulus is one of the most popular deciduous hedging species. It has really nice soft lime green leaves which arrive in early spring turning golden during autumn that are retained throughout the winter. Carpinus betulus is a great alternative to Beech hedging as it will tolerate heavier and wetter soils. 

Seaweed Plant Food is a natural feed containing no comeicals and is approved for organic use. Helps stimulate growth and provide resistance to pests and diseases. Increases the yields and extends shelf life of a wide range of fruit and vegetables, as well as strengthening and protecting your plants.

Green Leylandii Hedge, also known as Leyland Cypress is a vigorous, evergreen hedging species with fragrant green foliage. Because of its dense and fast growing habit, x Cupressocyparis leylandii is ideal for sound barriers, wind breaks, privacy screens and if kept under control with regular clipping makes a superb formal hedge.

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  Published on 01 July 2022 By Dan Grimwade

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