We have reached the February halfway mark, and coincidentally enough it has fallen on Valentine’s Day, leaving us romanticising with the thought of Summer. With March now on the horizon, the dream of summer is slowly becoming a reality. However, before laying out in the sun there is still garden preparation to be done for the perfect summer, and this preparatory phase continues in March.
With the first signs of spring sure to be seen during the month of March, it poses the question of when is the right time to cut the lawn? March may be the first opportunity to mow your lawn this year, especially with the wet weather that has gripped the nation thus far, and therefore your grass could have grown to a considerable length. When a dry day presents itself, it is important to make the most of it, and cutting the lawn should be something you consider doing on such a day. Whilst there will be other opportunities to tidy your lawn prior to summer arriving, it helps to maintain a tidy environment, whilst many find the sight of a neat lawn somewhat therapeutic.
As mentioned in our article outlining February preparatory work when mowing the lawn, and on any other warm days, continuing to vent your greenhouse can prove to be advantageous when summer comes around.
The emergence of spring is not completely positive, and requires a degree of protection work to be completed to ensure that a garden design is in a suitable manner when summer comes calling. Whilst the weather is warmer, rain continues to fall and this combination works to create the perfect conditions for slugs, hence their emergence throughout the month of March. Slug trails are a common sight across patio tiles, and these spell danger. It is important to protect your new shoots from wildlife such as slugs, which can be detrimental to their growth.
Weeds also begin to reappear in the month of March, and to maintain a tidy garden design, it is vital these are dealt with correctly. If weeds are not dealt with properly they can cause a much larger problem during the summer, working to the detriment of your garden design’s appearance.
How has your gardening work gone thus far? Did you successfully get complete your January preparations? How highly do you deem the preparation of your garden to be for the perfect summer? Let us know how you ensure that your back garden is ready for the sunny season through any of our social media channels.