What do I do to prepare my garden for the spring season?
If you consider yourself a bit green fingered and want to get out in the garden while we’ve got a spot of nice weather, we have some handy tips to help you prepare your garden for the spring season (which will hopefully bring some warmer weather!)
First of all, have a spring clean! Tidy up your lawn and borders and clear out all the old leaves and dirt that winter has left behind, and get your garden ready for new spring and summer plants. Now is the best time to go out and buy summer-flowering plants, so look out for bulbs and seeds which say this and get them planted now, that way you’ll have a beautiful flowering garden come summertime!
If you have a greenhouse, be sure not to neglect it around springtime, after all it has stood outside throughout the harsh winter months! Make way for new seedlings by giving the inside of your greenhouse a good wash, any good garden disinfectant will do, and be sure to air it out well afterwards. This is important because winter pests could be stowed away in the far corners, waiting to eat your new plants!
This is also true of the rest of your garden. At this stage it is important to find and remove any garden pests that want to get to work on the new plants you’re about to put out. Have a good look through any spots of soil and compost which you haven’t cleared over winter, as this can often contain pests which like to feed on plant roots. This can save you a lot of trouble (and ruined plants!) in the summer months, so check thoroughly.
Keep an eye out for more gardening tips to come, and make the most of any decent gardening weather, just in case it snows all summer!