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It may not be the most glamorous of tasks but cleaning and repairing the greenhouse in preparation for the season’s seedlings, cuttings and plug plants is best done before you get too busy. Removing algae, moss and grime will let more light in and will also help to control pests and disease.
January is a great time for getting the garden in shape for a busy spring:
Puting your lawnmower away for the winter months is something we all do, as the grass growth virtually stops and the lawn is ofter too wet and muddy to walk on, let alone take a lawnmower on.
November is a good time for contemplation. Take a good luck at your lawns. Happy with them? If not, look at an action plan for next year in terms of what needs doing and when.
There are some good companies operating nationally who will come and renovate your lawn and carry out all maintenance leaving you to do just the mowing to do!
Lawns – so it’s a busy time on your lawn in October, but here’s a tip to make life easier! For those final mowings of the season, use the mower to shred the leaves and add organic humus to the lawn – it saves you the problem of sweeping them up!
Remove the last fading blooms from roses and cut back taller stems by half to prevent winter ‘wind rock’ from loosening the plants roots.
It’s a good idea to turn compost heaps regularly to aerate the content and improve the breakdown of fibrous material.