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Job of the week

Lay turf

Fed up of your untidy, patchy lawn? Get instant results and transform a dull tired area of your garden into a lush, green paradise in five easy steps. Do it now and when the weather warms up you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Takes just 1 weekend

Flowers

Step 2
  • Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthus
  • Prune forsythia and flowering currants
  • Leave daffodil foliage intact for six weeks after flowering

Fruit & veg

Step 3
  • Sow dwarf and climbing beans in deep pots or cardboard toilet roll tubes
  • Plant new asparagus beds
  • Continue planting potatoes, shallots and onion sets

Greenhouse

Step 4
  • Make mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days

Around the garden

Step 1
  • Move plants from greenhouse to cold frame
  • Put pond pumps and fountains back into pools
  • Lay turf or sow new lawns from seed