If you want to try your hand at the art of gardening, you have to know that our free time each month is dedicated to different activities, guaranteed to satisfy your gardening whims!
In this calendar, you can navigate your way through different jobs to do around our area, based on the time of year. Given the recent climate change, we advise that you always pay particular attention to the climate, in that nowadays the seasons often don’t correspond to the time of year, the end of one and beginning of another often overlapping. If you are in doubt, or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll reply as soon as possible. So… do you want to get started?
Happy gardening, everybody!!!
What to do and when:
Treatments for fruit are carried out, and the last leaves fallen during the winter are collected, leaving the lawn tidy. Fertilise the plants and water the evergreens.
Prune the rose bushes and sow the plants that need cold air to germinate. If the temperature has been higher than the seasonal average, you can start to cut the grass. You can fertilise the plants that need it, and start to clear the leaves out of the garden.
During this month, but only on the warmer days, you can take the cold-protection off the plants and cut the lawn more often (two or three times a month until October). Prune the olive trees, the fruit trees and any plants that have finished flowering. Rid the garden of any weeds and turn the soil in the flowerbeds.
In April, we can start to use chemical fertilisers (with planned fertilisation times) both on the decorative plants and on the lawn. You can also start the insect treatment in areas with gravel (to be done every month until September/October). You can also begin plant protection treatment on the hedges and decorative plants, then continue with cutting the grass and ridding the garden of weeds. During this month, it is advisable to have the sprinkler system checked over, to make sure you have it ready and functional as soon as it starts to get hot.
Continue with cutting the grass on the lawn, and tidying the flowerbeds. Towards the end of the month, trim the hedges. If the temperature is already starting to get hotter, you can switch on the sprinkler system. You should pay particular attention to the lawn during this month, as certain diseases can start to show – it’s better to see to these as quickly as possible.
In June, trim the rose bushes, cutting off the flowers that have already withered. Tidy under the hedges and in the flowerbeds, and prune the vegetation around the decorative plants, that, if overgrown, can cause the plants to grow out of shape.
During this hot month, you have to update the timings of the sprinkler system, and continue cutting the grass and tidying and turning the soil in the flowerbeds. Towards the end of the month, the plants and shrubs that have finished flowering should be trimmed. Tie the branches together.
In the hottest month of the year, continue to tidy and turn the soil in the flowerbeds, and cut the grass on the lawn. If necessary, trim the shrubs, making sure not to damage the flowers if they haven’t wilted yet.
This is the ideal month to start creating a new garden. Remember to reduce the timings of the sprinkler system, or to disactivate it completely. Towards the end of the month, trim the hedges, tidy underneath them, and turn the soil.
In October, you can trim all the shrubs that have finished their summer flowering, and plant new shrubs and plants.
Continue cutting the lawn and tidying the flowerbeds, and towards the end of the month, trim the hedges. If the temperature is already starting to rise, you can switch on the sprinkler system. You should pay particular attention to the lawn during this month, as certain diseases can start to show – it’s better to see to these as quickly as possible.
Continue tidying the garden, collecting the fallen leaves and preparing it for the coming winter season.