It's beginning to look a lot like summer - the days are getting warmer and the garden is starting to find its colour. It's time to get the most out of your outdoor space and, as always, our team at Tong are here to help you with theirexpert tips. Check out their top gardening jobs to do in your garden in May!
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.
IT’S BEDDING SEASON
Whether it’s hanging baskets, containers or your beds and borders, add an abundance of bold and beautiful bedding plants to instantly transform your garden.
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!
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!
GREEN UP YOUR LAWNS
Keep your lawn looking fantastic all summer by applying a feed such as Westland’s Ultra Green+. It will condition and feed for a greener, stronger and healthier lawn without the risk of scorching. Remember to keep your lawns well-watered during any hot weather.
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.
SOW HARDY ANNUALS
You still have time to sow hardy annuals outdoors where you want them to grow. Our team recommend Knapweed, Nasturtium, Aquilegia, Coreopsis and annual Chrysanthemums!
It’s important to mow your lawn frequently during this month – we recommend weekly if possible. Keep blades on your lawn mower properly adjusted and sharpened and don’t mow your lawn too short as this will cause the grass to weaken!