Garden Tips for the Month of May

Garden Tips for the Month of May

There’s a lot to be getting on with in the garden this month, so we’ve come up with a quick guide to keep you on-track!

  • For a bee-friendly garden, now is a great time to be sowing seeds for cornflower, flax, malope, borage, scabious and poppies. You can scatter these seeds on the area where you’d like them to grow (called direct sow).
  • Easy growing colourful plants like godetia will make for attractive flower beds! You can direct sow these too.
  • A great one for the kids are sunflowers – direct sow to where you want them to grow and get the kids involved, they’ll love it! If you’re planting in a flower bed with a fence, use the fence to measure how quickly the sunflowers grows using chalk.
  • If you want to grow herbs in your garden, now is a great time to start sowing under cover. Herbs like rosmary, thyme, sage and lemon balm are all perenial and great growers!

Don’t forget to keep your grass lawn well watered in the evenings after a hot and sunny day. Watering in the morning or while the sun is blazing on any kind of plant, flower or grass will cause the watered area to burn, and nobody wants a crispy lawn!

It’s a good idea to keep on-top of de-weeding your flower beds over the next few weeks in order to keep new growth happy. As little as 15 minutes in the garden each week sorting out your flower beds and pots can help promote healthy plants that will look amazing during the summer months.

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