Caring for Your Garden

With spring officially here and summer not far away, it is the perfect time to get outside and start caring for your garden. Once you have the design of your garden perfect, you need to make sure that you put the time in to keep it looking its best and presentable. If you are looking for advice on how to design your garden, read our Complete Guide to Garden Design.

There is no point having a beautifully designed garden if you are going to leave things to overgrow and become unkempt. We have put together this guide to help you care for your garden! Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your garden.

Weed, Feed and Trim

Use weed control

Weed control is an important part of caring for your garden. If you’re fed up with constantly having to dig up weeds from your garden, you might want to consider using weed barrier fabric. Places that are perfect for using weed fabric are areas where you don’t need to pierce it at all, such as under decking and pathways. This helps to reduce the amount of weeding you will need to do as areas where the weeds can sometimes spout through cracks will be well protected.

Trim Your hedge 

Maintenance of your hedge is important for both its health and the appearance of the garden. Hedges are a popular feature in many residential gardens, due to their appearance and also the ability to provide you with some extra privacy. Hedges may be of varying size and may be seasonal or evergreen, but all of them need to be trimmed.

Trimming out the dead or diseased part of your hedge will help to keep it healthier and allow it to continue growing. You should also check for dead wood to reduce the risk of any insect infestation that can be detrimental to your hedge. You should use the appropriate tools for hedge care and maintenance, including some appropriately sized shears and a rake to remove any mess from off of your lawn.

Keep your lawn hydrated

Having a healthy, happy lawn is one of the most important parts of having a presentable garden. Unless your lawn is receiving plenty of water from a substantial amount of rainfall, then it is important to ensure your lawn is watered regularly. On average the ideal amount of water for a lawn to stay healthy is about one inch per week, especially during the warmer months. The one-inch recommendation is inclusive of rainwater, so make sure you keep track of how much rainfall your experience each week to help you get a better idea of how often your lawn needs to be watered.

To water your garden you just need a hose pipe with an appropriate nozzle that evenly distributes the water across your lawn. At Landscaping Supplies Direct we have a range of watering products that are suitable for watering your garden. If you don’t have a hosepipe or access to flowing water outdoors, you can also use a hand-held pressure sprayer.