Gardening is a rewarding and fulfilling endeavour that evolves with the changing seasons. From the quiet dormancy of winter to the vibrant blooms of spring and the lush growth of summer, each season presents unique opportunities and challenges for gardeners. In this Monthly Gardening Calendar, we will walk through our simple guide to gardening throughout the year, exploring the top ten jobs to tackle each month to keep your garden thriving!


Top ten gardening jobs throughout the year:











11.November & December


1.Top ten gardening jobs to do in January

With Christmas over it is time for a fresh start, this includes with your garden. January is the best time to get ahead for the summer months, from keeping on top of debris, pruning your trees and ordering in summer bulbs. With the weather constantly changing frost needs to be monitored and plant supports checked regularly. Staying on top of these will give you a fighting chance to have the best garden in your street. Take a look at what plant supports we have available for those that need a helping hand.

2.Top ten gardening jobs to do in February

February is all about being on top of your gardening jobs and preparing for spring, hopefully with the weather improving we will see bulbs appearing & wildlife waking up as light levels & temperatures increase. As the garden comes to life again, it’s time to prune shrubs & climbers, such as Wisteria and evergreen hedges.

3. Top ten gardening jobs to do in March

Spring usually arrives by mid-March & the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs & generally tidying up around the garden. Top dress containers with fresh compost, we have plenty available instore and online featuring Peat Free options. We've also provided information on Peat Free gardening too.

4.Top ten gardening jobs to do in April

Spring is finally trying to appear as daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. Expect April showers this month but also with sunny days too! You can now turn your attention to the lawn, check out our lawncare essentials to help you create a lush lawn. It's an exciting month, with indoor-sown seeds well into growth & it's also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for frosts!

5. Top ten gardening jobs to do in May

As bulbs fade & herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing & planting out bedding can begin! It’s also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures this month brings. This is a great time to get the kids involved too, so we've put together five ways to get the kids involved with the gardening this summer.

6.Top ten gardening jobs to do in June 

June has the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions. With the heat comes more watering, stay on top of irrigation and take a look at our irrigation department online. Hosepipe ban? Take a look at our tips on how to manage this and keep your garden in check.

7.Top ten gardening jobs to do in July

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out & enjoy your garden. If you're thinking of adding some tranquillity to your garden why not consider a water feature and take a look at the benefits we can enjoy whilst displaying one in our outdoor space. There's lots of benefits  Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, & you’ll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using grey water where possible & hoe off weeds.

8.Top ten gardening jobs to do in August

August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low. Enlist the help of friends & family to look after the garden if your away on holiday. Prune wisteria and summer loving shrubs e.g. lavender once they’ve finished flowering.

9.Top ten gardening jobs to do in September

While there isn’t much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of year, if you have fruit or veg patch, you’ll be busy reaping the rewards of harvest. It’s also time to get out and start planting spring-flowering bulbs for next year & you can collect seeds for next summer’s colour too. If you're planting leafy crops we suggest covering them with Anti-insect mesh too. However, if you need some inspiration of what to plant, we've put together some information on what vegetables to plant and grow over Autumn and Winter.

10. Top ten gardening jobs to do in October 

Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leaf mould you can make. It’s also time to start preparing for early frosts and move tender plants into greenhouses. We've put together some Autumn Gardening Tips to help you on your way.

11.Top ten gardening jobs to do in November & December

Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales & freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.

December brings the quietude of winter, with shorter days and colder temperatures. While outdoor gardening activities may be limited, there are still tasks to be done. Gardeners can focus on planning and designing next year's garden, ordering seeds and supplies such as new tools, and maintaining indoor plants which help to benefit wellbeing in the gloomier months. It's also a time for reflection on the successes and challenges of the past year, as well as dreaming of the possibilities for the year ahead.



Gardening is a year-round journey, with each season offering its own joys and challenges. By following this guide and staying proactive in your garden care, you can create a beautiful and productive outdoor space that brings you joy throughout the year.  Happy gardening!