9 Gardening Jobs for May
The Garden Factorys - 9 GARDENING JOBS FOR MAY
Allocate some of your bank holiday time to look after the garden.
1. Winter has just passed, check your plants and prune out frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs
2. This is a great time to divide clumps of herbaceous perennials, bamboos and clumps of bulbs
3. Make sure you train and tie your sweet peas and other climbing plants such as clematis and honeysuckle to their supports
4. Start planting up hanging baskets - (Additional information about hanging basket planting available Please Click Here)
5. May days can be unpredicable so keep hanging baskets, pots and troughs well watered and dont forget to protect these against any frost we may have.
6. Use a stiff brush or pressure washer to remove algae from paths to prevent it from speading. Algon and Patio Magic are great to use as they clean your path / patio too. Or the specialised killers such as Path Clear and Verdone Weedol are ideal.
7. Use a half-moon edging iron to make a 3 inch gutter around the edge of the lawn to prevent grass from creeping into borders, this also could help with drainage.
8. You can start sowing seeds of the following crops if conditions are fine: lettuce, spinach, rocket, radish, watercress, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, french beans runner beans.
9. Plant out bedding plants towards the end of the month, providing frosts are no longer a problem.