Spring call to action to get your garden in to shape

This is a great time of the year to get your garden in to shape for those summer months.

There are plenty of jobs that need doing to ensure you get the best out of your garden whether it be:  renovating your lawn, sprucing up neglected areas or establishing new garden beds.

And if you don’t want to do it yourself then why not book now with Polly’s Perennials to secure regular maintenance visits or a seasonal tidy up – and you will receive a free written design report on how to get the best out of your garden along with free planting or vegetable growing advice.

Maintenance
Get your herbaceous borders ready for Spring time.

  • Get rid of early weeds.
  • Weed, feed,  and scarify for that perfect lawn.
  • Cut down any remaining growth of perennials.
Get the best out of your herbaceous borders

Get the best out of your herbaceous borders

Design
It’s a great time to plan and think about what to plant.

  • March is a great time for planting, so if you are looking to purchase new trees or plants, start planning now so that your garden is at its best for the summer.
  • Think about phased planting and make sure you set a budget.
  • Introduce new colour and ideas.
Colour is key to any design

Planting is key to any design

Seasonal Tidy Up
Sit back and enjoy your garden while Polly’s Perennials team get your garden in to shape for Spring.

  • It’s also the month for pruning: winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering, Roses, Wisteria, hardy evergreen hedges and overgrown deciduous hedges. Deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter.
  • Getting rid of overgrown ivy and left over leaves.
  • It’s a great time to mulch your garden with bark. Not only will it suppress early weed growth, help improve the soil’s fertility, and retain moisture but makes beds look more attractive.
Spring time at Elderwood

Daffodils mark the arrival of a new season

Vegetable beds

The end of winter is the time for planning your new vegetable garden or establishing a new bed. Raised beds are easy to construct and help with crop rotation. Decide what foods you want to grow in the coming season.

  • Tomatoes are easy to grow from seed. Sow indoors early March.
  • Lettuce is great and easy to grow
  • You can’t go wrong with cucumbers and courgettes.
  • Watch out for slugs, snails and other pests but all are easy to dissuade with a variety of organic methods.
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Start thinking about your tomatoe crop