How To Prepare Your Garden For The Spring | 247 Blog
As the Winter season draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring. The warmer weather and longer days offer the perfect opportunity to get outside and start preparing your garden for the outdoor season.
Here are some tips to help you get your garden ready for spring:
Clean up your garden
The first step to preparing your garden for the spring is to clean it up. Remove any debris that may have accumulated during the winter months, including fallen leaves, dead plants, and branches. Clean up your garden beds by removing any dead foliage. This will help promote healthy growth in your plants and prevent the spread of disease.
Check your furniture
Inspect your outdoor furniture for any damage or wear and tear. Check for any loose screws or bolts, and tighten them as needed. Clean your furniture thoroughly, and consider adding a coat of paint or stain to help protect it from the elements.
Prune your plants
Spring is the perfect time to prune your trees and shrubs. Trim dead or diseased branches and remove any crossing branches that may rub against each other, as this can cause damage. Pruning will help promote healthy growth and a better-looking garden.
Inspect and Repair
Inspect your patio for any damage that may have occurred during the winter. Look for cracks, chips, or loose tiles, and repair or replace any damaged areas around your fences and patio. This will help to ensure that your space is safe and structurally sound.
Clean & Organize your garden tools
Gather your old garden tools and have a clear out, be sure to clean the dirt away using warm soapy water, make sure they are fully dry before putting them away to eliminate any chance of rust.
Add some colour
Add some color to your patio by planting some spring flowers in pots or hanging baskets. This will help to brighten up your outdoor space and add some visual interest.
Prepare your flower beds
Cut back any dead growth from your flower beds. The soil is the foundation of your garden, so it's important to make sure it's in good condition. If your soil is heavy, compacted, or nutrient-deficient, add organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil structure and fertility.
Create Some Shade
Spring can bring some warm and sunny days, so it's important to create some shade on your patio. Consider adding a patio umbrella, awning, or pergola to provide some shade and protection from the sun.
By following these tips, you'll be able to prepare your garden for the spring season and create an outdoor space that you're proud of and can enjoy throughout the warmer months.
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