7 tips to holiday proof your garden

7 tips to holiday proof your garden

By Emma Rogers

Phew, the temperature’s getting hot and holiday season is fast-approaching!

Here’s some hints and tips to holiday-proof your garden while you are away:

1. Deadhead like crazy

In the week before you go away remove any faded or dead flowers. This will force plants to concentrate their energy on new growth, resulting in lots of flowers when you return!

2. Group pots together

Create a micro-climate to keep plants cool by grouping pots and containers together. Not only will this make it easier for a neighbour to water, it will also provide shaded areas, keeping the overall group cooler.

3. Weed and feed

The day before you leave, go round the garden, pulling up any weeds you can see. Spray weeds on paths, patios and driveways with Resolva. Next give plants a good feed to strengthen them while you are away. Our Gro-Sure All Purpose Plant Food is a great all-round option.

4. Cover your soil with mulch

By putting a protective layer of mulch or bark on top of the soil, borders and containers will be better able to retain any water or rainfall, using it later when they need it.

5. Mow the lawn

Give your lawn a light cut the day before you head away on the highest setting possible. Don’t be tempted to cut too low or you could risk scalping the grass, leaving it susceptible to scorching from the harsh sun.

6. Find a helpful neighbour or trusted family friend 

The ultimate solution! If you’re able to find someone to water your garden once a day, you’ll return to a sea of crops and colour.

7. Invest in a digital timer for your sprinkler system

Our sister company Flopro has a great timer that will connect with your existing sprinkler kit, allowing automatic watering once or twice a day. 

Flopro digital timer for hosepipe and hosepipe reel.

Have you got any top tips to holiday-proof your garden? If you have, head over to our Facebook page to let us know!

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