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April already! As last year, this year has started at a gallop!
Brown patches on your lawn after the winter weather? Now’s the time to treat them!
Rake out dead grass with a spring tine type rake and roughen the resulting soil surface. Using a gardening sieve, apply some ‘weed-free’ garden compost to the patch, rake again and then apply some fresh lawn seed. Rake in gently and ensure the seed is kept moist. Germination should take 1-2 weeks.
Spring is definitely with us as the days lengthen and there is more warmth in the sun. Our trees and hedgerows begin to show a tinge of green and this is mirrored by the plants in our gardens. We are heading into a busy gardening month, so let’s take a look at those tasks to work on in April!
Spring is here and with it comes an increased sense of optimism! Suddenly the hedges and trees are turning green as new growth begins. So now is the time for gardening beginners and experienced gardeners alike to get busy in the spring sunshine (or showers)!
There’s an old saying that ‘Cleanliness is close to Godliness’ and the same applies to the garden. Wash and clean all growing containers, clean water butts, greenhouses, watering cans etc. Pick up twigs, dead leaves and other debris and of course endeavour to keep your garden weed-free! You will be surprised how you reduce the incidence of pests and diseases!