21st June is the longest day of the year and it’s just around the corner. We can’t wait for this special day, when all the extra sunlight and warmth will encourage your garden to bloom and grow. To help get your garden summer ready, we’ve rounded up some top tips, tools and essentials.
Watering for happy hydrated plants
Summer is certainly time to up your watering if it’s been hot and dry. During the month of June you might also want to get planting in pots and borders, water these regularly to give them a strong start. Draper Tools has a whole host of innovative watering tools to help, from the 7 Pattern Spray Gun to the 10M Mini Hose Reel Set and our Revolving 3 Arm Sprinkler – there’s something to suit every garden.
Snipping, pruning and cutting back
There can be plenty of cutting jobs to do in June, such as deadheading your roses. Deadheading your flowers can seem a bit brutal but it will actually help prolong the flowering season. The RHS recommends cutting back spring-flowering perennials in June. Draper Tools has all your pruning needs covered with Anvil and Bypass Secateurs available (if you’re not sure which you need, check out our handy guide). For bigger pruning jobs there is also the 3 Piece Lopper, Shears And Secateur Set and the Folding Pruning Saw with its super sharp teeth.
Vegetable planting and harvesting
If you’re thinking about planting vegetables (cucumbers and courgettes do well from being planted at this warmer time of year), we’ve got plenty of quality garden hand tools to help, from spades and trowels to potting scoops. You might find other vegetables will need harvesting at this time of the year, such as salads and potatoes.
Getting garden party ready
If you’re looking forward to a summer of BBQs and garden parties, you’ll want to keep your outside space looking it’s best by mowing the lawn regularly. Draper Tools offers a wide range of mowers to suit all sort spaces and budgets. And, for a bit of shelter from the sun for your garden guests, there’s even an easy-to-put-up Gazebo available in the Draper range.