Hints & Tips
With April here, the end of winter should finally be in sight – if the recent bout of blizzards and sub-zero temperatures are really over now!
This means that things should start to get quite a bit more active for green-fingered enthusiasts, who will find they are finally free to pick up their garden tools and get back to working outdoors.
One of the top tasks for this time of year is to start sowing seeds – and this is particularly the case when it comes to hardy annual plants and herb seeds. This is also the ideal time of the year to have a think about growing a new lawn – or at least identifying any bare patches that will need repairing.
Before getting to work sowing seeds, it is essential that you ensure the soil is in the best condition it can possibly be. One of the most straightforward ways to do this is to work through the soil with a cultivator or tiller.
The Einhell BG-MT 3360-LD Petrol Tiller/Cultivator is a great example of such a product – and we stock it at MowDIRECT for £299.95 – a huge £200 saving on the RRP. We also have some great deals on cultivators and tillers in a sale, with prices starting at £89.95.
If your grass is fine, then you might want to take advantage of any dry spells to give it a once over with the lawn mower. Although this is typically carried out for the first time in March, the excessive rain and snow will mean that plenty of people will not have had the chance to do so.
As a result, this could be the first proper trim the grass has seen since last autumn – so don't hesitate to leap into action as soon as the opportunity presents itself!
The Mountfield SP536 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower could be a very strong option for those who still need to pick up a good-quality lawn mower. It is a reliable machine that is a very decent size – and is on exclusive offer for just £299.00 including VAT at MowDIRECT! This is a significant saving on the RRP of £449.00.
If this is not the machine for you, then don't hesitate to have a browse through our Top 40 Hot Mower Deals. This features all of our top sellers at great prices and there is bound to be something to suit green spaces of all shapes and sizes.
April could also be a good time to start maintaining the borders between lawn areas and pathways. The Earthquake WE43 Petrol Lawn-Edger takes all the hard work out of this task with a three-wheel design that makes it easy to manoeuvre.
Gardeners who are looking at growing a selection of vegetables this year would be well advised to ensure they have given plenty of thought to the recommended distances left between each plant.
"In a dry year, I may have to water if I have gone close but we never know what we will get, so hedge your bets and experiment," suggested Bunny Guinness in an article for the Daily Telegraph.