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Regular, consistent maintenance is needed to ensure the best summer out of your garden.
Time to start paying attention to tubs and hanging baskets. Weeding and fertilising the soil ready for any plants you are planning on putting in, but also to give already established plants and bulbs an extra boost. Feed with liquid feed every two weeks.
Don't forget to feed your tomatoes, peppers and aubergines. (Tomorite)
Net your fruits to protect them from the birds! (crop nets)
Bring your indoor summer flowering plants outside (if it is warm enough) to allow them to soak up the early summer sun.
This is a time of vigorous growth in your gardens, and weeds will take hold if you don't keep on top of them!
Weed! Regular weeding is key to keep your beds and borders clear & give your plants the best chance to thrive.
Continuously deadhead your flowering plants to encourage new growth.
Water your garden every day in dry periods, avoid watering at the hottest parts of the day though in case it causes your plants to burn. Evening is okay, but very early morning is preferable as this will help to discourage slugs and snails.
Check for pests, especially your roses!
Remember to top up your ponds in hot weather, but treat tap water to make it safe for your fish.
Mow your lawn less often, or raise the cut height to prevent brown spots as a longer sward is more resilient in hot weather.
Repaint fences and sheds.
Time to reap the rewards of your earlier efforts.
Now you can harvest a lot of your fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, peas and beans.
Continue to deadhead to get the most out of your flowering plants.
Prune your wisteria, lavender and rosemary, this will help to keep the growth and size under control but also improve the flowering display for next year.
Keep watering beds and hanging baskets in dry spells.
Don't forget to spend time out in your garden to bask in your achievements of the summer!