Plant Me Now Gardening Blog

  • Jobs to do in the garden in July

    This month there is a lot of maintenance jobs to keep on top of to ensure your garden looks its best. Continue reading

  • Planning a lawn garden

    For many people a garden wouldnít be a garden without a lawned area. Whether it be a large, carefully tended, striped rectangle of lawn, or patches of grass battling against children and dogs, the lawn is the centre piece of many gardens. Continue reading

  • Top 5 Tips to Get Your Lawn Garden Ready for Summer Dining

    We’ve had our first glimpse of warmer weather, so it won’t be long before we’re dining alfresco, holding family BBQs and having outdoor parties. If you’re planning on entertaining in your garden this year, now’s the time to get your gardening gloves on and start making your outdoor space the perfect spot for relaxing with friends. Here's our top 5 tips to get your lawn ready for summer dining: Continue reading

  • Kids Corner - June 2013

    This month gardens should be a hive of activity. Keep an eye out for tadpoles developing legs and damselfly and dragonfly larvae leaving the water and hatching into their adult forms on warm days. Continue reading

  • Inspiration for square foot gardens

    Want to grow vegetables but haven't got a lot of space or it all seems like too much work, then square foot gardening could be for you.

    Space

    Rather than devoting large amounts of space to growing vegetables, with all the time and effort that comes along with it, each type of vegetable is grown in a single square foot of space! Not only does this allow you to grow a large number of different vegetables in a much smaller area, it also cuts down on the amount of time spent watering and weeding.

    Method

    To begin with a raised bed is set up and filled with a mixture of top soil and compost or well-rotted organic matter. It is then divided up into 1 foot squares into which each of the crops are grown. Seeds are sown direct into the soil in a grid formation allowing closer sowing so more can be grown, increasing the productiveness. The closeness of the vegetables also means weeds are smothered and less watering is required.

    Vegetables

    This method works best with fast growing crops that don't require large amounts of space, such as:-

    Along with many others to choose from. After each is harvested a different crop is grown in its place, so as to minimise the build up of diseases in the soil.

    Benefits

    • Less space needed than a traditional vegetable plot
    • Less effort used to water and weed the plot
    • Vegetable plot can be set up anywhere
    • High yields of vegetables grown
  • Lawn Aeration - How to Guide

    What is lawn aeration?

    Lawn aeration is the process of creating channels in your lawn, enabling air and water to circulate into the soil allowing grass roots to become free. The benefits of this lawn care regime include: Continue reading

  • Guide to the Perfect Lawn

    How to Get the Perfect Lawn

    Most people strive for that beautiful lush, green lawn and you’ll be surprised to hear that it’s not that difficult to achieve either. Continue reading

  • Jobs to do in the garden in June

    It’s finally here. With the risk of frost past, and all your summer bedding fully hardened-off, now the summer planting can begin! Continue reading

  • Lobelias - Planting and Growing Guide

    Lobelias are good for:

  • Glendurgan Garden - subtropical garden

    Top tips for creating an inspirational garden - Glendurgan, subtropical garden

    Glendurgan is a magical landscape of three coastal valleys nestled by woodland. From spectacular views of the Helford River to giant rhubarb plants and jungle- esque valleys, it's the perfect place to take the kids. Continue reading

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