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Mow lawns then trim new edges with a half-moon edging toolDig compost into borders to improve water retention Add copper rings to pots to protect plants from slugs and snailsHoe bare areas of soil on dry days to remove weed seedlingsReplenish gravel
Cover rhubarb with an old bucket to exclude light and encourage early pickings of long tender stalksPrune gooseberry bushes to open up the centre of the bush to improve air circulationChit seed potatoes in trays in a bright, frost-free position
and also, will this suffice for a few seasons or do I have to "boost it up" every year with soil improvers. If so, what do you suggest?
Well I carefully saved my free seed packets from various gardening magazines and kept them unopened waiting for the weather to improve. So I was a little dissapointed and perhaps naive to see how few each contained. Still I won't look a gift horse
, can anyone recommend a soil/lawn improver that I could use please? I'll leave lawn clippings as a natural mulch in the meantime
I have recently moved house and the small lawns are like sponge and full of moss. I would like to buy and airator (think its called that), it spikes the lawn and takes our small plugs of soil, then brush in sharp sand to improve drainage. I know I
I have just created new beds for growing fruit and vegetables and the top soil that I hto ordered is extremely alkaline ,what is the best way of improving it.. My existing soil is neutral to alkaline Have you done a ph test on the soil?-if so what
With the weather finally improving, I am keen to get in the garden and start tinkering around, as I am sure everyone else is.I have been looking at ways to improve my patio and came across this: http
and I have since been unable to find a replacement, (It looked great on the dinning table.) Yes, as already said, it could be an older type of busy lizzie - they used to be much taller and more gangly before improved by modern breeding.
to use. Many thanks.......TGG. The nutrient balance in it can change - nitrogen, for example, can go up. Rather than throw it, or use it as mulch to improve garden soil, mix half and half with some fresh compost and use it.