So it's (almost) safe to whisper that winter is over and spring is well and truly underway. If, like the majority of Londoners lucky enough to own a garden, you've neglected your outside space over winter, we've compiled a short list of things you should be doing to prepare your garden for the warmer months.
Clear up flower beds and borders
Have a general tidy up and remove leaves and other debris from your flower borders, lawns and ponds.
Clean up your shed
Boring - we know - but will be super useful when you decide it's warm enough to spend your days in the garden. Dust away the cobwebs, re-organise and familiarise yourself with which products and items you do and don't have.
Hunt down garden pests - slugs, snails and ants can be huge annoyances in the warmer months, so get them sorted out before they become pests.
Be environmentally friendly by leaing water butts out to collect rain water to use in the next few months. Not only is this environmentally friendly but rain water is good for watering ericaceous plants such as camellias, rhododendrons and blueberries.
Fix your broken fences, gates and trellis now so that you can fully enjoy your garden come spring.
If you get any of these tips done, that's one step in the right direction! Not so sure you want to take this work on yourself? Why not contact the professionals at GraftinGardeners - they offer a wide range of garden maintenance services including the removal and pruning of trees.
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