Gardening Tips

APRIL
Annuals:

Plant from mid-April onwards, after all threat of frost is passed.

Lawns:

Fertilize.

Roses:

Start a regular program of spraying for fungus diseases (especially blackspot). Also watch for aphids as soon as weather becomes warm and spray if necessary.

MAY

Houseplants:

Move outdoors (shade at first).

Chrysanthemums:

Pinch tender tips to make bushy.

Start a regular program of watering, fertilizing, de-bugging and spraying for fungus diseases to endure a beautiful summer garden.

Set lawnmower blades high during hot weather. During prolonged hot dry spells allow lawn to become dormant (brown). This may not look nice but it is better for the grass than irregular, shallow watering, and the grass will come back as soon as weather conditions become favorable.