Wet Winter

The persistent wet weather has posed problems for gardeners and gardens alike.

Lawns, not to mention weeds, have remained growing up until now. This growth has consumed the trace elements available in the soil with the remainder being leached away.

Lawns will need extra fertiliser once the traditional growing season arrives.

Trees have had their roots under water for many months now. This can lead to root dieback which in turn can lead to dead branches that can be dangerous. Many trees have pulled their roots in the soft, saturated soil and are ready to blow down.

The weather has been hard on wildlife too but sadly not on our garden pests. Aphids are on the increase and slugs are doing their sluggery with abandon! Now is the time to check your trees and shrubs and deal with these pests.

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