There's never been a better year to enjoy the garden as so many of us are spending most of our time at home.
After the busy spring months, now's the time to put your feet up and enjoy the rewards of all that hard work. It's been dry and warm so far, so plants are thriving and the summer show should be good.
Keep your patio display looking good by watering your pots and baskets every day. In hot or windy weather, they'll dry out faster than normal, so could need watering twice a day.
Give your plants a boost by feeding them. Spread some general-purpose feed, such as our Best Buy Growmore, among your border plants. Roses benefit from a specialist rose food. If the weather is dry, water in the fertiliser so it can do its work. Keep removing dead flowers from your plants as this will make a big difference too.
As you lift early veg, such as potatoes, make the most of the free space it creates by sowing and planting more crops. You can either sow direct in the soil or in modular trays of for planting once the plants are big enough. Carrots are best sown direct, though - these should go in as soon as possible.
Good plants to sow include:
It will not only look tidy, but you'll also avoid the grass growing long and tufty, which many mowers struggle to cut.
Try to avoid cutting on a day if it's wet or first thing in the morning when there could be dew as many mowers find wet grass harder to cut and sometimes drop clumps of clippings as they cut.
Go round with a grass trimmer after you cut to trim any patches that the mower missed, such as a washing-line pole or the base of a fence.
Taller plants are at risk of blowing over in the wind and ruining your display.