EXPERT TIPS FOR THE GARDEN WITH CREEPERS
AS A LUXURY DEVELOPER, WE WANT TO WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE OUR CLIENTS’ NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS. CREEPERS ARE A MULTI-AWARD WINNING NURSERY AND SOFT LANDSCAPERS – OCTAGON HAVE WORKED WITH THEIR TEAM FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
As a very trusted supplier, Creepers understand the Octagon ethos for perfection at every level, creating individual gardens and beautiful communal grounds for our developments.
With a lot of our clients looking to flex their green fingers in the next few weeks, we asked Rob Ryall at Creepers for some top tips on what you should be doing in your garden – and house – this spring.
“Spring is a great time to get on top of your gardening – the warmer weather and lighter evenings make it a much more enjoyable process for many of our clients, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve created a simple checklist of jobs that need doing at this time of year – but if you’d like further advice from the Creepers team, please give us a call!”
Warm Weather = Watering & Weeding
- You will need to ramp up your watering regime from now on – try to water in the evening or early in the morning, so as not to waste water, as when the sun is at its hottest, the water evaporates before the plants can properly soak it up. It’s important not to let anything that’s been newly planted dry out.
- It’s everyone’s least favourite task, but to keep your garden looking the best it can, you need to keep on top of those weeds! This can be done by hand or hoeing – little and often is usually the best way to keep things manageable.
- As they’re now growing quicker, lawns can be mown weekly, but be careful not to cut it too short. The general guideline for a healthy lawn is to never remove more than one-third of the leaf shoots.
- Now is a great time to repair any bare patches in your lawn, which can be caused by a number of different elements such as lack of moisture or too much fertiliser. Spring and summer, when the lawn grows quicker, is also ideal for tackling weeds – you can find plenty of friendly expert advice and step by step guides on websites such as org.uk and gardenersworld.com.
- If your lawn is currently doubling-up as a sports field, this task might be better left for further down the line…
Grow your own
- If this is your first venture into growing your own herbs and vegetables, we’d suggest starting with some of the easier options, such as tomatoes, potatoes, runner beans and rocket, and mint, oregano, basil and thyme for herbs.
- There’s been a real surge in people growing their own in the past few weeks, so getting your hands on seeds could prove difficult – good luck!
Home is where the houseplant is
- Most indoor plants are easy to care and maintain – watering can be done just once a week, depending on the moisture in the soil. To check, dip your finger in – if the soil is still wet, leave it for another few days.
- To provide relative humidity and stop plants from drying out – especially those that have thick and waxy leaves – wipe leaves with a wet sponge or cloth, soaked in lukewarm water.