Celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ With Tips From STIGA

Celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ With Tips From STIGA: Whether you love to mow or would rather let your new family pet robot scamper around your sea of green for you, National Gardening Week is a time to focus on pouring bucket loads of TLC over your green space.

This year this most auspicious of weeks is between the 1st and 7th of May and the STIGA team have a whole host of hints and tips to help you make the most of your time in the garden.

Celebrating 'National Gardening Week' With Tips From STIGA

Celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ With Tips From STIGA

Tip 1: Mowing

The Lawn Association states that we will probably be mowing regularly now. But mowing in hot weather can really stress the lawn, and so we need to be counter-intuitive to do it sensibly. The fast growth and fabulous look of a newly-mown lawn encourages us to cut quite short; but if it is warm and dry, we really need to raise the height if anything. The grass forms an important cooling, protective canopy above the earth, so by raising the height you can prevent the sun from baking the soil.  And if you would rather let a little robot companion do the work choose from the wide selection of STIGA autonomous robots!

Tip 2: Keeping It Sustainable With Batteries

Can sustainable lawn care work hand in hand with technology? Yes indeed it can, and the new 3 Series Range of battery products allows gardeners to manage grass, hedges, flower beds and bushes with ease, due to safe and user-friendly adjustable handles and ergonomic grips.  Not only that, each product will always be to ready for use thanks to STIGA’s clever and convenient on-board charging and on-wall storage system!

Tip 3: Growing Veggies?  There Is A Lot To Do!

There is a lot of work to do in the vegetable garden at present. Sowing ‘cut and come again’ salads every few weeks is great for a consistent supply throughout the summer. If you started growing potatoes indoors in February, now is the time to carefully transplant them outside with their small shoots intact, as they will yield earlier crops. It’s also the perfect time to plant tomatoes in the greenhouse. If you have had problems with blight before then don’t panic…there are plenty of blight-resistant varieties available now! There is nothing quite like the taste of home-grown vegetables and the satisfaction of producing your own food.

Tip 4: Don’t Forget The Bulbs!

Spring bulbs are now entering the phase where their foliage will start to die back. This is a great time to lift and separate any large clumps to avoid overcrowding and maintain the health of the bulbs. If you’re looking to add some colour to your garden this summer, now is the perfect time to plant bulbs. Dahlias are an excellent choice for their vibrant hues and beautiful flower form.

Tip 5: Get Cutting For May Flower Displays

There are many flowers that can be cut for the vase in May.  Varieties such as tulips and peonies are perfect for your very own cut flower display.  The ergonomic design of the new STIGA SC 100e makes this battery pruner both functional and comfortable to use allowing you to work efficiently and quickly. It is ideal for cutting blooms as well as pruning hedges, flowerbeds and bushes.

You can find all of the STIGA products mentioned at the website: www.stiga.com/uk/

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