Celebrating our 70 year heritage

Top Tips for your April Gardens

Top Tips for your April Gardens

Spring is finally here and there’s lots to do in the garden this month. Here are our top tips for your April garden 🌱🌸

Feed hungry shrubs and roses by adding a good mulch of well-rotted manure or top quality multi-purpose compost. This will encourage healthy, new growth and an impressive display of blooms.

Sow lawn seed and repair bare patches. TOP TIP for every handful of grass seed, mix with a handful of topsoil; this should disguise the grass seed from the birds and prevent them from feasting on it!

Sow herbs, hardy annuals and wild flower seeds outdoors now.

Keep weeds under control. I would personally avoid using chemical weed sprays and do a hand weed in the spring. Weeds should be young and easy to remove from beds and borders. Once this has been done, apply a weed membrane and apply a good mulch such as bark nuggets or slate – we have a huge range of bark, slate and aggregates here at Singletons Nurseries.

Increase watering of houseplants gradually.

Tie rambling and climbing roses and tie new shoots of clematis and honeysuckle to help support the new growth and keep the plants neat against the trellis, arch or obelisk.

Lift and divide perennials. Lift herbaceous perennials such as Hostas and Crocosmia now and divide. This will not only give you more plants but give them more room to grow and establish in to healthier plants.

Prune penstemons now. Penstemons are a woody perennial and need pruning back hard to reduce woody stems and encourage healthy, new growth.

Prune Forsythia as soon as it has finished flowering.

Apply a layer of mulch such as a well-rotted manure around your borders before the warmer weather arrives.

Feed fruit trees and raspberry canes with a well-rotted manure or a good garden compost.

Lay new turf and keep moist until well established. We sell a premium turf here at Singletons, freshly cut each morning to fulfill your orders. For further details or to place an order, please view our turf online here or call us on 0121 457 9977.

Spread the love...
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Brilliant quality turf, took really well and has transformed our garden!
Allyce16th June 2021
Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable staff and excellent product throughout, always good value for money. I have used Singletons Nursery for several years and it has never disappointed me or my family especially with the quality and selection of its products…10/10.
James O'Connell9th June 2021
Topsoil seemed good, not as dark in colour as I expected but includes prolonged release fertiliser which hopefully will bring good results in the vegetable beds.
Anne Gilburn5th June 2021
Had 90m of turf delivered last week, very pleasant guys delivered it. Turf easy to lay, good quality & has grown lovely.( all the rain has probably helped) All in all an easy shopping, experience, recommend 5*.
Dominic Russell23rd May 2021
Lawn has been down two weeks now and is lovely… has grown and is ready to cut (when we get a dry day). Would highly recommend. Thank you.
Sue Tilley19th May 2021
Exactly what I needed, love the colour and it has made a huge difference to the garden. The neighbours have all commented on how nice it looks too! The delivery driver so friendly and helpful it was really refreshing. Thank you very much.
Rochee Stewart12th May 2021
Lovely quality turf, delivered on time with a phone call 30 minutes before arrival. Polite and friendly staff Faultless.
Stuart Munro18th April 2021
Timber arrived in perfect condition.
Vincent Price17th April 2021
Quality of topsoil and turf the best I have seen. Perhaps not the cheapest, but proof that you get what you pay for.
Neil Phillips12th April 2021
Turf was great. Easy ordering and collection service. Lady at the till was very very nice and gave me a guide to laying the turf as I hadn’t done it before.
Emma Cahill6th April 2021
More reviews

As recommended on TripAdvisor

There’s always plenty to do in the garden at this time of year, here’s Andrew’s top tips to get you started 🌹 westmidlands-turf-topsoil.co.…

0