Now we’re over the worst of the winter weather, it’s a good time to start preparing for springtime. For most of us, our gardens get neglected during the drearier seasons, and now it’s time to revive it with some tender loving care. Keep reading for our top tips on how to get your garden spring ready!
Spruce Up Your Gardening Tools
Don’t leave it til the last minute. It’s best to get the boring jobs out the way now, so you have more time to enjoy your outdoor space come Summer. Make sure to sharpen and clean your tools, so they’re shiny and new in time for the season. The best way to do this is by using rag or a towel.
Design Your Outdoor Living Space
Maybe it’s time for a new addition to your outdoor living space. Add a hammock,for the ultimate relaxation zone. Or why not try some alfresco dining with a table, chairs and umbrella set from rattan garden furniture. A centre piece such as a fountain or swing bench can really make a garden stand out. It’s important to find out what works for you and your garden.
Create A Compost Area
A compost heap is nature’s friend. All your garden waste goes here, which keeps your garden nice and tidy and your plants thriving when it breaks down. It could be a regular old store bought compost bin, or one you’ve made yourself from wood, depending how hands on you are. Include things like grass clippings, vegetable peelings, paper and anything that can decompose naturally. Remember to turn your compost around with a garden fork every month!
Prepare Your Lawn
Making sure your lawn is in tip-top condition and nice and level is the first step to a beautiful garden. Raking the grass free of leaves and debris leaves a nice canvas for your landscape. It makes space before sprucing up your garden with flowers and potted plants. Afterall, getting the annoying tasks out of the way means more time to relax in a well earned outdoor sanctuary! Plus think of it as a bit of exercise without the gruelling workout routine.
Cultivate The Soil
Preparing the soil should be a top priority, if you’re planning to do plenty of planting come spring. Now is the time to dig out those weeds and get rid of those garden pests. Some weeds can be removed by hand, but you’ll probably going to need a spade as well, so keep one handy. Using a simple digging method, prepare your flower bed by turning over the soil and dropping it back in the same spot, until the entire bed of soil is done. You’ll have nice and fertile garden to enjoy from the very start of spring.
Now all you need to do is wait and let nature slowly take its course. Order your seeds and plants in time for the approaching spring sunshine, and sit back and watch your garden grow!