January is the month where a lack of upkeep in the garden will really show! Before you throw your arms up in defeat, remember there is still time to plant your go to plants such as vincas, petunias and sunflowers that can handle full sun to fill any bare spots in your garden beds! As per last month make sure you are watering in your fertilisers as otherwise they will burn your plants. Consider a slow release fertiliser to keep up the nutrients to your plants.
We recommend constructing some simple shade coverings for your plants! This simple measure can protect your more sensitive vegetables, particularly on high UV days! These are also a good idea if you are planning to go away! Nothing worse than returning to a dead garden patch!
Lastly, always remember to water smarter in warmer months! A deep drink a couple of times a week is much more beneficial than a quick spray daily. Head into Donnelly’s for more expert advice and tips! We are always happy to help!