It’s been a colder, drier start to the season than usual. If you have planted any trees or bare root hedging you may need to water them to keep them going until it rains again. However, by the time this article comes out we are probably experiencing a monsoon, so please bear in mind this article was written a month ago!
If you apply a lawn treatment, make sure you water it in well and always use a spreader to apply the treatment. I have seen so many lawns where the treatment has been applied by hand and the lawns have been scorched with the chemicals. Remember you can easily kill grass whilst trying to improve it.
This time of year, there is a huge temptation to plant your pots with bedding plants, we can still experience frosts at the end of May so if you do plant early make sure you protect the plants on cold nights with horticultural fleece.
Why not consider Perennials for the borders instead of annuals, they keep coming back year after year and can provide amazing displays of colour. If you are not sure, then visit your local garden centre during the season and pick out a different plant every month in flower. This way you will have a good display of colour next year that should extend right through the season. For June I would recommend the beautiful Peony, they come in an array of colour and once finished flowering have interesting foliage.