CHARLIE’S GENERAL GARDEN MAINTENANCE TIPS
Top up mulch and apply a soil wetter to your entire garden and pots.
If going away on holiday bunch all plants in pots together and place them in the shade, they won’t dry out as quickly and it makes it easier if you have a neighbour or friend watering for you.
When watering, choosing the right time of the day can make all the difference – best to water in the cooler morning, avoid watering late in the afternoon and evening as this can encourage fungus diseases especially in lawns.
Give the dog somewhere cool to lie. A pile of damp sawdust is great, just hose down every night or morning and as they dig it, so it is cool for them to lie in. It will save your garden.