Feed trees, shrubs and hedges with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser, by lightly forking it into the soil surface. Roses, in particular, are greedy plants and will greatly benefit from feeding as they come into growth.
Deadhead daffodils as the flowers finish, but leave foliage intact, allowing it to die back naturally.
For an instant lawn, lay new turf this month, and keep it moist until it’s established.
Prepare beds for the growing season. Dig in a 5cm (or more) layer of compost or well-rotted manure. You can also work in a general-purpose fertiliser, such as pelleted chicken manure, or fish, blood and bone.
Stay tuned for more gardening tips throughout the year!