09 May 2021

C & A Landscapes May 2021 Gardening Tips

Planting New Shrubs

As growing conditions to improve in May with more sunshine plus an increase in rainfall it is a good time to plant new shrub beds. I always recommend planting small plants that can establish themselves without too much care. The larger the plant the more watering and general maintenance is required to enable it to establish. A great local nursery for perennials and climbers is Wood Cottage in Nettlestead who have plants from as little as £1.50 with a great variety to select from.

Lawn Care

Lawns need an early season weed and feed treatment to get them off to a good start. A liquid or granulated formulation can be used. We normally spray the lawned area with a good lawn feed and then ten days later follow this with a selective spray of the weeds. All in one granulated treatments can be purchased from any good DIY stores.


Do not be too impatient to cut the stems of Daffodils, Snowdrops and Bluebells after they have finished flowering. You need to leave at least six weeks to allow all the goodness to be retained by the bulbs in order that you can be sure that they will flower again next year.

We hope you gained some helpful advice from our May gardening tips.


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05 Apr 2021

April Garden Improvements


1.Many borders will quickly weed over as the warm weather starts to kick in. I suggest that once the weeds have been cleared a good 50-75 mm depth of bark mulch or mushroom compost should be put around the plants to inhibit any further weed growth and retain moisture within the soil. Bare soil will quickly weed over unless you are someone who is happy to spend your weekends hoeing through borders.

2. April is a great time to undertake improvements to your lawn. Top dressing bare areas and seeding them while the weather is mild is a great investment of your time. Don’t cut your lawn mower too low as the first cut should just tidy up the appearance of the lawn. Over the coming month the height of your grass cutting should gradually reduce until you reach the required height. A spring weed feed and mosskill would also be a good idea to undertake in April.

3. If you have a pond now is a good time to clear weed that has built up. I have just removed the net from my pond and have found weed growing through the mesh. I will put on a pair of waders and clear some of the excess weed leaving enough in the pond to keep the water clear. April is also a good time to lift your Lilly’s and divide them to give more coverage.

If you have any need of advise or help with undertaking any spring improvements to your garden please don’t hesitate to contact C & A Landscapes.

Telephone: 01622 739968
E-mail: office@candalandscapes.co.uk

Enjoy your garden!