Top tips

Top tips

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    This month is the height of summer which means most of all a time to relax and enjoy. Make time to sit in the sun surrounded by the summer colours and fragrances and leave the chores for a slightly less sunny day. But what should you be doing on those days?

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    July is normally the start of the fruit harvesting season for several varieties of fruit. Picking fruit is a fun and healthy pastime – what can be better than fresh handpicked fruit?

  • With the lovely summer weather there are still many jobs that you can do outside but there are also some indoor ones that you can enjoy doing.

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    Now well into the summer, to keep your lawn strong and healthy you will need to mow it at least once or twice a week. The smell of a freshly mown lawn is great in the garden!

  • What needs pruning and why

  • In July, the garden and flower beds are at their best! There are so many colours to enjoy and the wonderful fragrance of flowers such as the rose fills the air.

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    Pruning is an important way of improving the growth and flowering of trees and shrubs.

  • Perennials do not really need pruning in summer, but they do require some care and attention to ensure that they produce as many flowers as possible.

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    In July, you can start pruning trees and hedges. By doing this they gain more light, they grow better and it helps to improve their shape which are all very important.

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    In July, your tub, container plants and hanging baskets will be looking their best! Here, we give you a few tips on how best to take care of them.

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    Between the months of June and August mowing the lawn can be a regular task, at least once a week or sometimes more. The edges will need to be trimmed weekly.

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    This month is a good month for the growth and flowering of your pond plants and a time to really enjoy your water lilies which will be looking their best.

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    Vegetables need plenty of water during the hot month of July. If they get insufficient water they will almost certainly bolt and form seed, making them inedible, which would be a waste of all your time and trouble.

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