Gardening Guide & Tips
to Burnham-On-Sea's monthly guide to improving your garden. Each
month local businesses and groups provide handy tips and advice
on what you could be doing in your garden.
checking this page every month - there will also be exclusive
offers and vouchers as well as a monthly competition!
Damage limitation and garden maintenance
Clean and repair your garden tools, book the lawn mower in for
a service and check garden furniture for any rot. When it is warm
enough to brave the elements, treat sheds, fences and trellis
with wood preservative; brushes and rollers are fine for most
things, however a sprayer is well worth buying for tricky projects
such as woven panels!
When the weather allows, carry on clearing paths of moss and leaves.
After heavy snowfall, gently brush snow off conifers and hedges
to stop the weight forcing them apart. If you have a chance, pack
the branches of tender trees and shrubs with straw and secure
with fleece to protect them from the cold; thick dry mulches will
also protect roots from freezing conditions.
If you haven't already done this, lay old carpeting or something
similar over cold frames to protect them and check the insulation
in greenhouses and that heaters are working properly.
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