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Blog: Gardening Jobs To Do In May

8 May 2017

Growing season is well and truly underway, and no doubt your garden is starting to burst into life. You might also find certain parts of your garden may need more maintenance due to the warmer weather and longer days, so here are a few gardening jobs you might find useful to keep things in shape this May!

 

Planting

May gives you the perfect chance to transplant summer bedding from pots and baskets to beds and borders. To prepare the ground for this, or for clearing turf to create new beds, we stock turf cutters and rotavators that will help speed up the job significantly. Take a look at our useful blog on How to Use a Rotavator here for more information.

 

Pests

As the weather gets warmer this brings out pests and diseases that may have been dormant for the winter months. Check your plants regularly for these as prevention is far easier than curing infestations.

 

Pruning

The plants and flowers that were sewed earlier in the spring will be starting to bloom quite nicely, with some of them maybe even coming to the end of the flowering season. Taking cuttings and trimming back plants that are beginning to spread not only helps keep your garden looking tidy, but also helps you prepare for the next growing season as the cuttings can be saved and replanted.

For trees and hedges, we have some fantastic cutting and trimming tools available to make light work of the heavy stuff, including standard and long reach hedge trimmers, long reach tree pruners and telescopic chainsaws plus many more.

 

Trim Your Turf

During the summer months, grass growth accelerates and this may mean that mowing your lawn becomes more of a common occurrence. One way of reducing this regularity is to adjust your lawn mower blades to a lower level, closer to the ground. You may have previously read this in our tips for Gardening Jobs in April, however, due to the time of year grass growth will be approaching its fastest and further adjustments to your mower may be needed. Our range of lawn mowers and flail mowers are perfect no matter how big or small the job.

 

How else can we help?

We have a great range of high quality, professional standard gardening equipment for hire nationwide. As well as the handy equipment suggested for the above gardening tasks, our range of equipment for gardening also includes stump grinders, wood chippers, log splitters and chainsaws.

Take a look at our website to find out more about our range of gardening equipment for hire or give our Hire Team a call. You can book a hire online or over the phone and then collect from your local store or we can deliver to your door!

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