November is the perfect time for many garden activities. From planting to pruning, here are some tips to get your garden ready for summer.
It is also the ideal time to clean up the garden furniture ready for guests and add some flowering plants for colour. Plus get your lawn summer-proofed and ready for the hot summer ahead.
Time to plant food
Time to fertilise
Cut your lawn high and fertilise now so that you have lush green well maintained lawn by Christmas.
Your roses will love a boost
Add a complete fertiliser to your vegetables and summer flowering annuals
Daphne, Azalea, Camellia and Rhododendrons will we happy for some food
Time to prune
Any growth from spring that is starting to not enjoy the heat like Lavender
Your Jasmine can be trimming to keep it under control
Pinch off spring blooms to get a few more flowers
Prune your native shrubs when they are finished flowering
If your climbing roses are finished flowering now is the time to prune. Standard roses will appreciate you removing blooms (as cut flowers for your vase) so they can bloom again.
Remove any strawberry runners so the plant can focus on fruit
Keep your buxus in shape
Time to mulch
It is the perfect time of year to remulch your garden. Not only does it look so much better when you have a freshly mulched garden it protects all the roots for summer.
If you need help with any or all of these tasks contact the team at Dolphin Property Maintenance.