January – the start of a fresh new year, which also comes with a lot of things for you to do in your garden. After all, we do remember that January is the coldest month among the 12.
Gardens are generally considered to be planned outside spaces using plants to make a pleasing display or to cultivate certain plants for enjoyment. We tend to think of gardens as something modern, a place to barbeque or relax and enjoy the outside while we’re at home, but gardens have a long history.
As summer draws to a close and the nights are getting longer, it’s time to start thinking about autumn planting in your garden. While next spring and summer might be the furthest thing from your mind, by planning ahead and planting now you’ll reap the rewards next year. Autumn is actually the time of year that you should be doing the majority of your garden planting!
Lawn scarification is the process of removing what’s known as surface thatch from the lawn. This material stops necessary moisture, air and nutrients getting to the roots of your grass, inhibiting its growth and resulting in a less healthy lawn overall. By removing thatch you improve the levels of oxygen and water that can be absorbed by the lawn, but as well as that any treatments applied will be far more successful. It also helps to reduce the amount of moss on your lawn.
Living walls are a hot trend this year and whilst you can have them in pretty much any room in the home, your conservatory is the ideal place to create one. For those of you who don’t know what a living wall is, it’s an arrangement of plants growing on a vertical facade, such as a wall and can be inside or outside your home.