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Spring cleaning your garden in no time? Easy-breezy!
Spring is in the air! But don’t start sunbathing just yet. Is your garden ready for the new season? If not, this checklist will help you get the spring cleaning in your garden done in no time.
Spring cleaning the garden: the usual suspects
Now that spring’s in town again, we can finally leave those winter blues behind us. The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and nature is coming back to life. Lovely, isn’t it? But, of course, spring is also that time of year to get your garden back into shape. So, let’s get to work, shall we?
Spring is the ideal time for trimming bushes and hedges. All summer-blooming shrubs are best pruned in spring, after frost has passed. Plants that bloom in autumn, such as roses and lavender, also do better when trimmed once spring has come around. Don’t forget to prune the dead branches from your hydrangeas, too.
Another recurring task in spring is fertilizing your plants to give them a little extra boost. If possible, opt for organic fertilizer. All plants can do with some fertilizing in spring, but remember that some of your plants will need some extra nutrients later in the year as well.
Properly spring cleaning a garden of course implies weeding. Some weeds shoot up as early as March, so it’s best to nip them in the bud before they start producing seeds.
Reviving your lawn after winter
Having endured the winter weather for months, your lawn is now in dire need of some tender love and care. Getting your lawn spring clean takes three steps: (1) dethatch the lawn, removing all moss so that the grass can breathe more easily, (2) re-sow bare patches, and (3) fertilize the lawn entirely.
Spring cleaning the garden furniture
Now that your garden is all ready to bask in the glory of spring, it’s time to give your garden furniture a thorough spring cleaning as well. If you keep your garden furniture stored under a patio cover that shelters it from weather conditions, a good rinse will suffice. Spring is also the ideal time to give your patio cover a good cleaning. Read our tips to get your patio cover looking spick-and-span!