Posted at 7th February 2010 in News by JHPS Gardens



Already the crocus, snow drops and daffodils are pushing through the soil. We have noticed that after the cold spell, people’s lawns are in need of some maintenance.


Now is the time to check them over for pests and diseases. Some lawns have even started to grow again and will need a high cut this month so they don’t look messy. Any windfall should be gathered up.

Borders being weededBorders

Borders should be weeded and hoed so that you are not chasing your tail when the good weather comes and things really start to grow.


Trees can be checked for any damage caused by the snow or hard weather. If branches have come off make sure there are no tears as this will allow fungal spores to enter the tree. They can be painted with a suitable tree paint/preservative.

Herbaceous Perennials

Herbaceous perennials can be split now but you are fast running out of time to do so. Leave plant material on the perennial to protect the base from further frost and snow. If the base freezes you may lose the plant altogether.

Around this time of year everything starts to come alive in the garden, even though they are just coming to life they your garden still needs some attention to help it produce well. If you would more information on any of the areas we have looked at or if you have any general question about gardening please contact us on one of the following: –

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