Seasonal Calendar



Aerate established lawns.

Cut hardy fuchsia and summer flowering clematis.

Prune buddleias', spiraeas, flowered shoots of winter jasmine, dogwood, and willow.

Sow new lawns, lay,turf, edge and feed lawns when weather permits.

Plant hardy perennials.


Weed and hoe borders.

Plant evergreen shrubs and trees, rhododendrons.

Water and feed fuchsias and pelargonium.

Continue to cut lawns and treat any problem areas, scarify and aerate, apply weed killer.

Begin to prepare pots and container plants.

Check for any signs of aphids.


Apply mulch to beds.

Check new lawns and water thoroughly when required.

Begin to lower blade setting on cuts for established lawns.

Thin out dead and old wood,from shrubs and dead head,rhododendrons.

Plant up containers and hanging baskets when all signs of frost gone.



Cut back broom hard but don't cut into old wood.

Ensure that the base of trees and shrubs are kept weed and grass free.

Trim privet, hawthorn, berberis, and alike.

Spike lawns to help rainfall reach roots. Mow regularly, but raise cut when drought conditions exist. Continue to lay turf. Weed killer can still be used providing it is watered in well.

Water beds thoroughly.

Feed hanging baskets or other containers unless slow release fertiliser used.

Make sure hanging baskets are watered well (do not allow to dry out) and turned to give balanced growth.

Deadhead as flowers die off.


Continue to water well young shrubs and trees.

Prune deciduous shrubs, such as jasmines and philadelphus.

Continue to mow at least once a week, and aerate and water thoroughly during prolonged dry spells (try to avoid any chemical treatment during hot spells).

Continue to cut back early flowering perennials, tie in and support tall plants.

Prepare and create new beds and dig in fertiliser in existing beds.

Regularly deadhead flowering plants.

Ensure consistent and regular watering of container plants and hanging baskets — weekly feed unless slow release fertiliser used.


Prune wisterias and remove dead wood from shrubs and trees.

Water and mulch any newlyplanted shrubs or flowers.

Continue to weed and hoe beds.

Begin to prepare ground for turfing or sowing.

Regularly mow existing lawns.

Prune and shape shrubs that have finished flowering.

Water container plants daily and feed weekly.





Dig in compost, in order to prepare ground for new beds and plants.

Mulch trees and shrubs.

Start planting evergreens.

Continue to treat lawns for moss and weeds.

Apply autumn feed, scarify and fork when needed.

Begin to raise the cut for mowing.

Start to plant bulbs such as lilies and irises.

Continue to remove annuals as they die off, empty containers and continue to tidy up borders.

Plant up hanging baskets for winter and spring using pansies primulas ivies and alike.


Transplant evergreens and climbers, such as clematis and other deciduous plants.

Continue to care for your lawn,  repair, reseed, and apply autumn fertiliser.

New lawns can still be prepared using seed or turf.

Continue to mow with a raised blade.

Tidy beds, borders, and mulch with compost or manure.

Lift and store Dahlias.

Shelter any pots that house shrubs or small trees to avoid  the cold and wind.

Continue planting winterflowering plants, including hanging baskets with Pansies, Violas, and alike.

Continue to prune dead orbroken shoots from shrubs.


Continue to clear fallen leaves.

Continue to plant evergreens and finish off any newly planted hedges.

Improve drainage of lawns by  aerating and finishing offany newly laid turf or seeding where possible.

Continue to mow lawns when needed with a relatively high cut.

Move non-hardy potted plants in doors.

Cover and protect any plants susceptible to frost with bubble wrap, straw, sacking or similar materials.

Treat any fencing or decking with a winter protection.




Protect less hardy plants and shrubs from cold and frost.

Continue to rake up fallen,leaves.

Continue to spike and aerate lawns to help with drainage.

When weather permitscontinue to mow using a high cut.

Prune back any dead or damaged branches from established shrubs and trees.

Tidy beds and borders andkeep an eye out for any loose soil caused by frost around newly planted shrubs. Firm back in around plant.

Make sure pots and  containers are put in sheltered positions to avoid wind and frost damage.


Prune back Wisterias and continue to cut out any dead or diseased branches from shrubs and trees.

Protect Rhododendrons and Azaleas from any severefrosts or snow.

Continue to spike lawns to aerate and drain excess moisture.

Continue to mow whenweather permits.

Start to dig over and weed borders to make the taskeasier in later months.

Ensure pots and containersare still sheltered fromadverse weather conditions.

Deadhead any Pansies or Violas to encourage  continued flowering



Prepare beds and border for spring planting.

The first trim ofdeciduous,hedges can be made when the weather is frost-free.

Aerate established lawns and apply moss killer where necessary.

Continue to mow with a high cut.

Watch out for slugs around new growth and treat accordingly.

Prepare beds and borders by digging over and applying a general fertiliser or bone meal dressing.

Summer flowering clematis can be pruned back hard when they start ,to grow.

Planting of deciduous treesand shrubs can now be made during mild spells.