Trim off old azalea blooms after flowering. This encourages spot flowering, healthy bushy growth and limits petal blight disease.
Let bulbs die down naturally (don’t cut off brown foliage) and feed now to boost next year’s blooms. Plant summer bulbs like liliums, belladonnas and hippeastrums.
Plant petunias, salvias, begonias and phlox now for flowers in 6–8 weeks – and until after Christmas if you trim blooms as they fade.
Prepare lawns for lush summer growth: use a slow release, lawnspecific fertiliser, aerate with spiky lawn aerating shoes – or hire a machine – and water well.