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Around the garden job checklist

19 - 25 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant tagetes with your tomatoes, to act as companion flowers which deter pests
  • Scoop out floating pond weed and algae from pools
  • Hoe bare soil and hand weed beds weekly to prevent weeds from establishing and setting seed
  • Put soft tops on the tips of all cane and plant supports to prevent injury to eyes
  • Apply a moss killer to lawns, then, after a few days, scarify to rake out the dead matter
  • Wipe teak oil or other nourishing wood treatment on to wooden garden furniture to condition it for summer

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