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JULY IN THE GARDEN

Here comes the summer sun!! We can't wait to enjoy lazy summer days, firing up the BBQ and enjoying some outdoor fun!

Here at Tong, we've got all the essentials to celebrate summer with family and friends. And to keep your garden in top shape, take a look at our quick guide, full of hints and tips from our team here at Tong!

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FEED THE FLOWERS

Get the very best from your plants with a  good feed. We recommend Miracle Gro All Purpose Soluble Plant Food, which contains the essential nutrients required for the optimum growth and flowering. 

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GIVE YOUR GARDEN A GLOW

Prolong those evenings in your garden with some stylish and practical lighting. Whether it’s fairy lights, path lights or lanterns, let your garden glow in the night with bright lighting ideas!

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WATER FREQUENTLY

In the warm weather, it’s very important you check your plants on a daily basis and water them if the soil is dry. The team at Tong recommends watering early in the morning and late evening during the height of summer!

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KEEP ON TOP OF WEEDING

Your precious plants shouldn’t have to compete for water, light and nutrients. Apply a weed killer such as Resolva Pro Weed Killer which delivers quick results, even on tough weeds, so they don’t come back!

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KEEP YOUR BIRD BATH TOPPED UP

Remember to keep your bird baths replenished with fresh, clean water so that our feathery little friends have a place to drink and bath during the summer months.

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CONTROL THOSE PESTS

Keep an eye out for slugs, aphids, vine weevil and any other  pests that may cause damage to your plants! Slugs will attack young plants so invest in a pest control such as Solabiol Slug Killer to ensure your plants are protected.

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DON'T MOW TOO LOW

In hot, dry months keep your lawn looking green by allowing blades of grass to grow longer! Cutting your lawn too short will create brown spots.

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CUT BACK SPENT FLOWERS

Deadhead regularly to remove dead flowers from your bedding plants as they fade - it keeps plants looking tidy and encourages new growth!

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