At this time of the year, it seems as if however long you spend gardening there are still many tasks that need doing to keep the garden looking neat and tidy. With the mixture of rainy days and spells of beautiful sunshine plants, and unfortunately weeds, grow at an increased rate meaning that the garden can quickly become overgrown. So, what can gardeners do to stay on top of the gardening jobs at this time of the year?

Regular maintenance is much more effective than leaving the garden for weeks without attention. Doing a little bit of weeding and cutting back once or twice a week does not seem as arduous and prevents the plants and weeds taking over in some areas of the garden. Mowing the lawn every week to keep the grass short will, depending on the size of the lawn, take less than an hour as the grass box will only need to be emptied once or twice.

If you do not have much time to spend on gardening perhaps consider having some areas of the garden low maintenance such as covering flower beds with weed matting and forest bark or changing lawned areas for decked or slabbed surfaces. Pots and planters are much easier to maintain but still give that splash of colour to the outdoor space.