Hutchings Gardening Services
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By Hutchings Garden Services, Oct 23 2015 11:02AM
Now that Autumn has well and truly arrived, it is now time to put the garden to bed for winter.
Clear any leaves from the borders as this helps prevent any potential harmful bugs from breeding over winter.
Cut back or prune any shrubs that require it and remove any dead or diseased wood.
It is a good idea to give the flower beds a good top dressing of compost, which will enrich them with the nutrients they need to flourish next year and produce strong growth during the summer.
Now is also the time to plant spring bulbs. You can gain a succession of colour by planting for example a mixture of the following bulbs: snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, which will last through the spring.
You can plant bulbs in borders or containers, planting is simple all that is required is digging a hole adding some extra compost and placing the bulb in the hole.
Most bulbs need good drainage and require a sunny position. But with just a little effort now will give you a stunning display to cherish in the new year.
By Hutchings Garden Services, Aug 18 2015 12:15PM
August is the time to enjoy your garden. Although there are still plenty of jobs to do on these long summer days.
The grass can start to look a bit tired this time of year so maybe mow less regulary (every other week ) and also raise the level of the cut so not to put the grass under so much stress. Water the grass regulary; it enables the grass to cope with the heat and periods of dry weather.
Weeds will always grow when everything else stops, so keep them under control by using a hoe, little and often should deter them.
Keep dead heading annuals to keep the colour flowing in the garden. This process involves first nipping or pinching out flowers as they start to fade. Also, adding a fertilizer high in potassium will help the plant to continue to flower for longer.
If you need to fill in any gaps in your borders you can add plants such as Rudbeckia, Agapanpthus or Dahlias. You can also place a potted plant in the border to give a instant splash of colour.
Remember to take time to sit back and admire your garden but if you spend long periods of time there, keep up with the suncream and enjoy.
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