As midsummer has arrived the garden should be full of colour and interest. Now most of the hard work of preparing the garden is done midsummer is the time to take full advantage of any good weather. It’s really a matter of maintenance at this time of year. Weeds will be growing quickly now so carry out some regular hoeing to prevent weed seedlings establishing and dig out larger weeds by hand. Keeping weeds under control not only keeps the borders looking their best but it also prevents them from taking nutrients and water away from your plants. Applying a thick layer of bark mulch on the border will help to smother weeds and retain moisture cutting down on maintenance.