Continue with the spring-cleaning and tidy your borders to get rid of weeds in your garden. May is the perfect time to clean patios and paths to remove algae and carry out inspections on your fencing or any other wooden structures so you can carry out any necessary repairs.
Treat decking, fences and sheds with wood preservative. Mow the lawn for the first time if this was not done in March. Set the blade to its highest setting (if you cut the lawn too low you risk the grass not growing back with a flourish).
Brussel sprouts, cauliflowers, cabbages and many more vegetables may be sown now.
DirtyDIY does not by any means claim to be horticulture experts; these guides are designed to motivate you to get out into your garden and get stuck in. These pages are intended to be used as a rough timescale guide to spur you on in your garden at certain times of the year.
For expert advice go to your local nursery or DIY store where they will give you expert advice and suggestions on your gardening needs.