Most people have neglected their gardens over the winter months, letting grass grow long and gutters fill with dead leaves. But the beginning of spring has finally arrived, which means it is time to overhaul your green space and get it ready for the warmer months.
Here are some tips on how to get started:
1) Tidy up winter debris
Winter months don’t just bring cold weather; they cause leaves to fall on to your grass, branches to gather on decking, and bark to become sodden and sparse. So, the first thing to do when spring arrives is to remove all winter debris.
Start by raking leaves and sticks away, then pay attention to the weeds. This is the best time to clear your garden of any unwanted growth, before your spring bulbs start appearing. Make sure your borders are free of weeds, then turn the soil over with a pitchfork.
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2) Search for garden pests
You don’t want to find you have garden pests once the spring and summer months have begun, as they will already be chomping their way through your plants. That is why it is a good idea to sort out the problem early on.
Look at the crowns of your perennial plants for snails, aphids and slugs, and see if you can spot white vine weevil larvae in potted bedding. Get rid of anything you find and think about treating the soil fast.
3) Get your equipment ready
Check the garage and make sure you have everything you need. Wipe down your garden tools, as these are likely to still be dirty from the summer, and keeping them clean helps them to last longer and stop diseases from spreading. It is also worth sharpening secateurs so they are more effective.