29 May Jobs to get done in the garden in June
It’s been a tough time all round recently and while we are still under lockdown and still need to be following the Government’s advice, we thought that we’d sidestep all the doom and gloom that COVID-19 has brought and take a look at something a little more uplifting.
The benefit of nationwide boredom coupled with some lovely weather is that many people have taken to spending a little more time in their gardens. Isn’t it funny when you spend more time somewhere you spot things you’d like to change or update?
Well, if you’re thinking about getting in the garden and making some progress we’ve got just the thing. Let’s take a look at some of the Royal Horticultural Society’s tips on what jobs you need to do in June.
Weeds can be controlled without resorting to weed killers. Cultural or organic control measures rely on killing or restricting the weeds by physical action, which could be manual removal by hand, or using a hoe as well as using weed barriers.
It has been the driest May since Victorian times so it is important to conserve water where you can, especially when it comes to watering your garden. It’s a good idea to water the garden early in the morning or in the evening to avoid evaporation and sun scorching.
No matter the time of year, hanging baskets provide valuable colour at eye level. Choose vibrant bedding plants for a short-term show or herbs, shrubs and evergreens for a long-lasting display. Plants like Creeping Jenny, Silver Falls and Pansies are perfect for summer baskets.
At this time of year, the lawn is actively growing and requires feeding, moss-killing, weeding and regular mowing. Spring is also a suitable time to over-seed sparse areas. Regular maintenance is the best way to approach a lawn, and may avoid the need for renovation later on.
Support Floppy Plants
Perennials in borders often put on strong lush growth that makes them vulnerable to collapse, especially after heavy rain or strong winds. Staking them early in the season will help avoid disaster. In particular; tall plants and hybrids with large flowers require additional support.
Plants grown in glasshouses, conservatories, plastic greenhouses, polytunnels and garden frames, especially in the summer months, all require adequate shading and ventilation. Make sure you combine opening the vents to release some heat and try to minimise the amount of shade in order to avoid starving plants of light.
So that should keep you busy for the coming month. Warfield Park is one of the most beautiful places to live in the local area. This is largely down to the stunning private gardens our residents spend hours looking after. In such a green space it is important to keep it under control as best we can. So get out there and enjoy!
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