Spring is a wonderful time of year for garden jobs. The weather is starting to warm up, the sun is shining, the evenings are longer as well as lighter, and plants are starting to bloom. It’s the perfect time to get out in your garden and carry out those long-awaited choirs around your space.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a beginner, there are plenty of garden jobs you can do over the spring to get your garden in top shape. Here are five of our suggestions to get you started.
Now that we’re well into spring, there is no better time to tackle those pruning jobs around trees, shrubs and other plants around the garden, to help it look in good shape.
This would involve removing any dead or diseased branches or plants and clipping away any outgrowth that’s either crossing over each other or growing in a direction that it shouldn’t be. It’s key not to over-prune as this could result in both damaging and preventing your plant from growing properly.
When it comes to weeding, this will be one of the most repetitive jobs you will do around the garden but can easily be managed – depending on the size of your garden.
It’s key, when it comes to removing weeds, that both plant and root are removed – this prevents them from growing back.
Using products can also cause harm to your garden, but there are many different resources that offer a number of ways to manage weeding around your space safely, whilst protecting the environment, at the same time.
Mulching may sound like it’s something to go straight into your garden waste bin, but it has its uses that can help create a healthy environment for your plants and trees.
Sprinkling, mulched wood chips, straw, leaves and even cardboard can help retain moisture and suppress weed growth around your garden, leaving your plants to grow healthy and in fantastic condition over Spring and Summer.
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This is part of Spring that we feel most gardeners will be tackling and focusing on – planting.
Introducing new flowers, trees, and vegetables will be high on many people’s lists, as well as tidying up, as they almost run to their local garden store to pick out the seeds, pots and packs they will be giving most of their attention to.
Key elements to take into account when it comes to adding plants to your garden would be, adding compost and fertiliser, making sure it’s planted correctly (obvious, we know) and that it receives plenty of water and sunlight, too.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Finally, it might be one that slips down the pecking order on the ‘to-do’ list, and that’s cleaning gardening equipment.
From digging tools to chippers, they all need to be checked and maintained in order to prolong their lifespan and work consistently around the garden, such as sharping blades in your lawnmower or chipper – avoiding any annoyance of waiting for parts or nipping to a shop to frantically replace items which could delay those chores.
Even make sure items like your hoses, sprinklers (if you have them) and even watering cans are checked for any slack parts, holes or leaks, just so you’re not caught short, especially when the Summer weather arrives.
Whether you’re pruning, weeding, mulching, planting, or cleaning and maintaining your tools, there’s plenty to keep you busy. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful and healthy garden that you can enjoy all season long.