Spring into Action!

Spring-Clean Decking and Patios

Preparation is key to cleaning your patio.  Make sure you clear it of dirt and leaves before you start.  Use a good quality patio and decking cleaning to remove dirt, mould and algae with a hard bristled brush.  Brighten up a doorway with a new coir door mat

You’ll need:

  • Path, Patio & Decking Cleaner

  • Patio Brush

  • Coir Door Mat

 

Time to Prune & Trim

Our Outdoor Plant team are most frequently asked questions about pruning, so we asked them to share their ‘Pruning Pearls of Wisdom’!

  • As the crocuses start to bloom, it’s time to prune winter flowering shrubs and trim evergreen hedges.

  • Cut away unruly, unwanted branches and those that are rubbing together.  Then reduce all the stems by a third to encourage a healthy regrowth.

  • For a clean cut use a sharp pair of secateurs and apply ‘Seal and Heal’ on cuts more than 1 inch in diameter.

Follow these simple steps and you can’t go wrong!  For specific pruning advice ask our friendly team at Burleydam Garden Centre.

More Jobs for March

  • Mow your lawn and straighten edges using a half-moon turf iron

  • Sow vegetable seeds under glass or in the greenhouse

  • Chit potatoes, placing them in a shallow tray with any shoots facing upwards

  • Continue to feed birds high fat, high energy seed