7 tips for getting the most out of your garden in June
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THE longest day of the year is fast approaching and the warm weather should be encouraging a burst of growth in the garden – so we have compiled a list of 7 handy tips for gardening in June.
1. Mow your lawn once a week
Regularly mowing your lawn will ensure it stays healthy and manageable using the ‘little and often’ technique.
2. Be aware of how much water you are using
As the weather gets warmer your garden will need watering more, but be aware of over-watering and spending fortunes on water bills.
3. Make sure your green house is properly shaded
Overheating your greenhouse could lead to plants wilting and dying, make sure your garden structures are properly shaded for the best outcome.
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4. Harvest any salad plants such as lettuce and radish
Summer salads are better when they are fresh from the garden – lettuces, radishes and more will be ready to eat on a summers evening.
5. Harvest any early potatoes
Early potatoes will also be ready to eat. But be careful not to dig up all of your plants too soon, some may take a little longer to grow
6. Put your summer hanging baskets outside
If you have been busy deciding what plants you want in your hanging baskets your hard work is about to pay off as it is finally time to display them proudly outside – just be careful they don’t dry out.
7. Plant your summer bedding
Summer bedding and seed-raised plants need to be planted. You can also consider putting winter bedding in place for plants like kale, cabbages and winter pansies.
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