3. Prepare the lawn

Now is a great time to revamp your lawn, clearing it free from debris to make room for new growth and increase access to sunlight. Rake away leaf and vegetation including dead grass this month to prepare your lawn for the warmer weather.

In the height of the summer, on the other hand, you should mow your lawn once or twice a week in order to keep grass an inch high. Make sure to remove weeds first before mowing to prevent weed seeds from spreading.

4. Grow foxgloves

Foxgloves can be a tall and striking addition to your garden and they can thrive in dappled shade. While this plant prefers moist soil, it can tolerate a dry spot especially if its soil will be topped with mulch in spring. Foxgloves grow up to 2 metres and they look stunning grown alongside a hedge or in a circle around a specimen tree.


7. Sow bean crops

Begin sowing dwarf, runner, and climbing beans this month. All these crops love a rich, deep, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Before starting to plant, make sure that you dig over to your plot to clear any rocks and large stones. You can also dig in a good amount of compost to better encourage bean growth.

8. Plant potatoes

Potatoes are one of the summer favourites for being a simple crop to grow. They thrive from being planted in the warmer months as they need a warmer soil temperature of above 7 degrees Celsius to flower. Potatoes also favour a crumbling soil which you can greatly achieve before the end of May.

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