So, with the winter hopefully behind us we can begin to think of the warm summer sun and using our gardens again.
If the mild weather has continued, you should be able to start mowing your lawn to some a chore to others an opportunity to create a beautiful, green and lush lawn.
If you find mowing a chore, consider why?
Does it take an hour to start the mower, if so, take it to your local mower shop? Do you mow your lawn and then look at it with you head in shame?
Would it be easier to mow if you simplified the shape or filled in those holes with topsoil and then seed?
From experience when we have created a lawn that is both even and an easy shape to mow, customers take more time as the results make it all worthwhile.
As the shrubs and perennials wake up from the winter, look for holes in the borders to fill.
I love using Perennials to fill gaps and add colour. Try planting Nepeta, Hardy Geraniums, Echinacea purpurea, Alchemilla mollis, Achillea and Echinops. All of them are robust and will flower without much attention. They also won’t mind the odd football being kicked into them! And best of all they will come back year after year.
Continue to feed and provide water for your wild birds, it won’t be long before you will be rewarded with baby birds visiting with Mummy and Daddy bird.