Social distancing and self-isolating may well take a bit of getting used to but it’s essential that we all stay at home in order to save lives and protect the NHS… but there is a small silver lining to all of this and that’s the fact that you can all now prioritise lots of jobs at home that may have been put on the back burner because of other lifestyle pressures.

With the weather improving, now’s the perfect time to get out and about in the garden. You may not be able to go to work or spend time with family and friends outside your own household at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get lots of fresh air and vitamin D while you garden.

There are lots of jobs you can do in the garden this month (April) to keep your plants, shrubs and lawns in excellent health over the coming weeks and months.

A big job you can get done now the weather is better is keeping any weeds under control. You can also sow new lawns this month and take care of any bare patches that may have appeared in the grass over the winter.

As the month progresses, you can start moving your annual seedlings from their pots inside to the garden itself – although try and do this on a cool and cloudy day, as some seedlings can find it hard to transition from the window sill to the great outdoors.

Check out Gardeners’ World for even more gardening jobs you can sink your teeth into over the next four weeks.

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