Prepare the garden for summer planting.
Pruning back plants after they’ve flowered encourages new growth, and brings on a new flush of flowers. After pruning, help plants recover by watering with Seasol.
Where annuals have been removed, improve the soil with homemade compost or aged manure and/or Seasol Super Compost before replanting seasonal colour that will provide flowers through until autumn.
To get a head start on growth, look for advanced potted colour at the local hardware and garden centres. Look at where there are dull areas or bare spots. These may be the ideal spot to pop in summer-flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas.
In the days before your outdoor event, mow the lawn high, trim the edges and make sure the barbecue is clean and ready to go.