More jobs to do in the garden this June
Mow grass regularly
Regular mowing during this month encourages good growth. Mowing is the best way to ensure you have a good lawn. Once a week is fine but for a really good lawn twice a week.
The reason for this is that the less grass that is taken off at each cut the healthier it will remain. It is also important to mow the grass in a different direction each time.
If you mow in the same direction every time the grass begins to grow that way and the mower blades, especially on a cylinder mower, will not cut as well.
Don’t forget edging!
Trim the edges at the same time as the lawn is cut. It makes all the difference to the appearance of a garden if the edges are cut regularly and it’s less work doing it once a week as the trimmings are few and don’t have to be cleared up.
Deadheading is a regular task in all parts of the garden as some flowers ‘go over’. With many plants, the flowering period can be extended if old flowers are removed as soon as they fade.
This is particularly important with roses. It will prevent the plant’s energy going into seed production and channel it into new growth and flowers later in the season.
Most deadheading can be done with secateurs, cutting back to just above strong buds lower down the stem.
Some plants, like hardy geraniums, can be chopped right back with garden shears. This may seem a bit drastic, especially at first as they will look very bare, but later on, in the season they will reward you with a flush of new flowers.
So that’s another garden job for you to do, brought to you the OGD garden design company!