Our Gardener’s Blog for February

February is a great time to get some mulching done before weeds start to grow and prior to plants leafing out.

Cut roses will benefit from a thick layer of horse manure mulch either around the base of the plant or over entire beds and boarders as a feed. This will also add vital organic material back to our sandy soil here locally. Our ECO Horse Compost is perfect for this job and at just £3.99 per bag.

As grass is in some cases still growing due to unusually warm wet weather it is tempting to mow and keep it in shape. Try to keep work to a bare minimum. If you really can’t resist mowing use only the very highest setting, when the lawn is dry and when there is no frost forecast to minimise damage and compaction. Moss patches can be aerated with a fork and covered with a sprinkling of lawn sand the help drainage and suppress moss. Brush in the sand after application.

Cleaning tools is a good job done before the season starts or stocking up on important items around the garden. We have Mini Sharpening Steels, Flex ‘n’ Tie plant ties, twine and of course a selection of the ‘must needed’ gardening tools!

The cold weather may return. So don’t unwrap your exotics and tender plants just yet!

Call in for any advice or guidance as we’re happy to help!

Happy gardening.

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