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Today 17°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 9°C

Job of the week

Mow the lawn

Mow your lawn now and you'll enjoy a greener, denser and harder-wearing patch throughout the summer. Whether you want a bowling-green lawn or just a bit of grass for the kids to play on, regular mowing will improve the appearance of your lawn and help keep it looking its best.

Takes just 30 minutes

Flowers

Step 2
  • Sprinkle granular fertiliser round roses
  • Sow sweet peas into deep pots
  • Transplant evergreen shrubs and conifers to new sites

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Sow peas in lengths of guttering under cover
  • Plant out onion sets in rows
  • Carefully dig away grass or plants growing close to fruit trees

Greenhouse

Step 4
  • Plant canna lilies in pots
  • Sow strawberry seeds, including alpine varieties
  • Visit garden centres to buy young bedding plants

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Replenish gravel and grit mulches around alpine plants
  • Put slug barrier products around the tender new shoots
  • Dig plenty of compost into heavy clay soils