Late Winter Gardening Tasks – In favorable areas late winter can be almost spring-like, especially in a mild period, but don’t be lulled into sowing and planting outdoors too soon. If the weather turns cold, seeds will not germinate, and seedlings and plants may receive such a check to their growth that they do not do as well as those sown or planted later. Concentrate your efforts on indoor sowing, but make the most of frames and cloches, too, for early crops.
One way of getting plants off to an early start (tomatoes and lettuces, for example) is to sow them in small plastic containers, clearly labelled, in a heated greenhouse. This means that when the spring temperatures do pick up, they can be moved outside, under cloches especially at night when the temperatures can suddenly drop.
Vegetable Garden During November – This month beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is all but emptied. However, there will be a few winter crops growing strong. Winter brassicas such as kale and brussels sprouts and beds of winter lettuce will provide a welcome taste of home produce during the winter months. There are still jobs to be done in even the smallest vegetable garden, there are some early varieties of spring crops to be sown and plenty of tidying to be done. So before you wrap up and head outside take a moment to read through this short list of essential jobs to be doing in the vegetable garden during November.
Late Summer Tasks In Your Garden – This is usually a time of hot, dry weather, when there is a natural lull in the garden, and the efforts of spring and early summer sowing will have paid dividends. The chores of early fall can wait until the holidays are over and cooler weather begins to return. Most of this month’s work in the garden involves watering and routine maintenance like mowing and hoeing, and clipping hedges.
If you are tempted to leave any tender plants outside all winter, seeing if they will survive, then take some safety precautions. Snip off a few cuttings, and pot them up, tending them all winter just in case the patent gets killed.
Landscaping The Summer Garden – An important thing is natural landscape or the terrain of the lawn and the garden area. Whenever possible, it would be great to work with landscape than working totally against it or going towards extraordinary efforts in making changes to natural landscape of the lawn as one can quite easily and very beautifully plan the summer garden and go with flow working well along with natural terrain of the lawn and also garden area.
A way in which it can be accomplished is by taking quick surveys of the lawn. This would be more than any cursory visual survey. One would need to walk the lawn and the corresponding area in which the garden space is being planned to be implemented.
Your Cottage Garden In June – June is invariably a busy month for the keen gardener with general garden maintenance consuming the majority of your time. Seedlings should be watered early in the morning and again late evening particularly if you have had a hot summer’s day. Whilst watering inspect the plants as this is an excellent opportunity for you to spot any possible problems long before they develop. Look for the beginning of any diseases or infestations for example greenfly and apply treatment to any of them early on prior to them getting out of hand.
When the weather conditions are very hot probably the single most crucial thing you could do in the garden would be to make sure the plants are kept properly watered.
Frosty winter gardens are much more difficult to handle than frost free areas as wet frozen roots are a major cause for killing the plants. What to do in your frosty winter garden?
1. Lawn: Don’t allow frost or dew to dry on the grass. Never try removing the dew with the help of a broom. Early morning is the best time to sprinkle water on the grass. To resist the winter chill, give urea or ammonium sulphate and flood it immediately. Do a treatment of sludge as it creates warmth. In areas receiving heavy snowfall, clean your lawn of any debris as once the snow comes, these can smother your grass, damage your turf and leave your lawn vulnerable to diseases.