Gardening Tips

Summer is approaching and now is a very busy time for gardeners — sowing, potting, and preparing your plants for the warmer season. Have you accomplished all your May gardening jobs yet?

If not, don’t worry, our expert Alex Rose of Roses Garden Design and Landscaping is here to help!

Water your plants The weather is starting to warm up so it’s important to keep plants properly hydrated and if you’re growing tomatoes, cucumbers or courgettes don’t forget they need regularly watering this month.

Weed Choose a dry day and run a hoe over your plant beds or between rows to get rid of weed seedlings. This technique will dry them out on the surface of the bed rather than re-rooting into moist soil.

Prepare the lawn Now is a great time to revamp your lawn, clearing it free from debris to make room for new growth and increase access to sunlight. Rake away leaf and vegetation including dead grass this month to prepare your lawn for the warmer weather.

Grow foxgloves Foxgloves can be a tall and striking addition to your garden, they can grow up to 2 metres and they look stunning grown alongside a hedge.

Get rid of pests To prevent your plants from being damaged, make sure to regularly check them for any pests. Examine their shoot tips for pests such as capsid bugs, including the underside of their leaves.

Prepare your pots Summer is a great time to grow plants outdoors, plant and keep them in a greenhouse or porch for a few weeks to establish, before putting them outside in time for summer.

Sow bean crops Begin sowing dwarf, runner, and climbing beans this month. All these crops love a rich, deep, well-drained soil in a sunny position.

Plant potatoes Potatoes are one of the summer favourites for being a simple crop to grow. They thrive from being planted in the warmer months as they need a warmer soil temperature of above 7 degrees Celsius to flower.

Lawn Invest in a sprinkler if you do not already have one. Given how unpredictable the great British weather is its good to have one in stock to keep your lawn looking great!

Landscaping With many people utilising their gardens more than ever at the moment why not give it a transformation the Roses Way?

Rose’s cover all aspects of landscaping and driveways and can be contacted on or 07547 671 855.

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