Garden jobs in April

At long last, bright April days are here and summer is on its way. It’s a great time to be planting, caring for your lawn and tidying up outside. Whatever space you have, we’ve got some great outdoor furniture that all the family will love.

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Things you can do now:

  • Keep weeds under control by using weed killer on patios and running a hoe through beds and borders.
  • Tie in climbing roses, clematis and honeysuckle.
  • Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds directly into pots or beds
  • Give your house plants more water
  • Lift and divide perennials
  • Re-cut the edges of your lawn to straighten them up and install lawn edging to make future maintenance easier.
  • Check tree ties to make sure they’re not cutting into the trunk and where necessary, loosen tight ties to allow room for growth.
  • Keep an eye on seedlings and as soon as they start growing leaves, ‘pot on’ to individual pots.
  • Look out for signs of pests and disease – the sooner you catch them, the easier they are to eradicate.
  • Start sowing tomato seeds - but protect them from frost.
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If you want some show stopping flowers to enjoy this spring, you’ll love our beautiful magnolias. With their goblet or star-shaped flowers, magnolia trees and shrubs rank among most people’s favourite plants and they have a gorgeous fragrance too. At Homebase we have four varieties to choose from in pretty pinks, whites and purples. They thrive in any moist, fertile garden soil and will grow and flower best if you plant them in full sun. They’re suited to beds and containers – and you’ll often see magnolias growing up a wall.

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