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Jobs to do in your garden before your holiday

Holidays are great, but with all the packing, online check-ins and last-minute trips to the shops to replace lost travel adapters it's easy to forget that your garden will benefit a lot from some extra attention before you leave it for a week or two. Here are our top tips for making sure you return home from your hols to healthy garden;

Avoid Crop Waste

Harvest home grown crops to store or freeze what you can and eat what you can't

Deadhead

Deadhead faded and dead flowers to ensure the plants put their energy into new growth. Also remove flowers that are fully open to stop them going to seed so existing buds will bloom ready for your return

Mow Your Lawn

Mow your lawn before you go, but check the weather forecast, if it's meant to be hot set the blades high so it doesn't dry out while you're away

Water & Much

Give the whole garden a good watering, particularly potted plants and mulch your borders to help the soil retain moisture.

Pots & Containers

Place saucers under pots to collect water and if possible move your pots together and into a shaded area to help decrease evaporation

Weeding

Take the time to do some weeding so they don't take over while you're gone

Enlist Help!

If you're away for a long time then find a friend or neighbour who's willing to do a little watering while you're away, don't forget to get them a souvenir though!

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