The UK Garden Centre Buy plants and garden tools online Garden Centre
uk garden centre directory
The UK Garden Centre
home | site map | about us Plants for sale
pruning shrubs Greenhouses for sale
Garden centre UK garden centres
  61
35 The complete online UK gardening resource  
61 61 61
  Plants for sale
The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre
   
The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre
     
 
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden furniture
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
send flowers
   
 
     
61
Plants for sale     61
Plants for sale  
100 100 100 61 61
 

Preparing the ground for borders and seedbeds

Using Rakes and Hoes

42

Raking and hoeing
If you are going to sow seeds outdoors, either in a seedbed or in an annual border, the soil needs to be broken down into a fine tilth. This is done at the time of sowing and is only effective on ground which has been previously dug. Choose a fine day, preferably with a drying wind.
Fork over the soil, levelling as you go, and let the surface start to dry. Tread evenly all over the surface to break down any lumps and firm the soil without compacting it.
Rake over the ground backwards and forwards until the top inch of soil is fine and clear of any large stones. Repeat until you are satisfied with the result, each time raking in the opposite direction.

REMOVING THE WEEDS.
Beds that have been cultivated and left for any length of time will soon become covered with weeds. Clear them with a Dutch hoe. Disturbing the surface of the soil will uproot young weeds and, once exposed to the sun or wind, they will quickly die. If possible, hoe the beds weekly, whether they are empty or planted.
Some perennial weeds may be so deep-rooted that hoeing has little effect – bindweed, horsetail and couch grass are examples. Your best answer is to brush the leaves or dip the stems in glyphosate – take care not to get it on any cultivated plants.

See also: Garden Tools for rakes and hoes online


  41
  61
Plants for sale    
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
   
   
54
55© 2014 Garden-Centre.org - Click here to compare car insurance
56
57 The UK Garden Centre 59
north face black Friday kate spade black friday coach cyber Monday uggs black Friday beats by dre cyber Monday michael kors black Friday legend blue 11s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet jordan 13 bred kate spade cyber monday Polo Ralph Lauren cyber monday north face outlet uggs cyber monday grey toe 13s canada goose black friday legend blue 11s north face cyber monday kate spade black friday beats by dre cyber monday lululemon black Friday black infrared 6s canada goose cyber monday jordan 6 black infrared north face cyber Monday coach cyber monday black infrared 6s grey toe 13s jordan 13 grey toe jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s hollister black friday uggs cyber monday canada goose black friday gucci cyber monday hollister black friday true religion cyber monday kate spade black friday true religion cyber monday uggs cyber monday coach outlet online north face cyber Monday beats by dre cyber Monday lululemon black Friday beats by dre black Friday bred 13s jordan 6 black infrared canada goose cyber monday louis vuitton outlet grey toe 13s uggs cyber monday north face outlet michael kors black friday canada goose black friday uggs cyber monday true religion cyber monday nike cyber monday lululemon black friday true religion black friday beats by dre cyber monday canada goose cyber monday bred 13s michael kors outlet true religion black friday jordan 11 legend blue north face black Friday michael kors cyber monday uggs cyber Monday jordan 11 legend blue michael kors cyber monday legend blue 11s kate spade cyber monday kate spade black friday beats by dre cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday uggs cyber monday north face cyber monday victoria secret black friday Polo Ralph Lauren black friday uggs cyber monday canada goose black friday north face outlet lululemon cyber Monday legend blue 11s legend blue 11s bred 13s uggs black friday north face black Friday north face cyber Monday michael kors cyber monday lululemon cyber monday north face black friday canada goose cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday jordan 13 grey toe uggs cyber monday beats by dre cyber monday canada goose black friday hollister cyber monday Polo Ralph Lauren cyber monday uggs black Friday north face black Friday beats by dre black Friday true religion black friday jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre black Friday beats by dre cheap uggs cyber Monday grey toe 13s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s nike cyber monday gucci black friday canada goose black friday jordan cyber monday uggs cyber monday legend blue 11s canada goose black friday victoria secret cyber monday uggs cyber monday