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How to get your garden ready for spring

Although the weather might not make us feel like we are about to change seasons, there are some tell-tale signs that spring is approaching. The sun is setting later, birds can be heard chirping in the morning, and daffodils have started to show their bold yellow heads. And while we may be well ready for a change in seasons, is your garden ready? Keep reading for tips on how to get your garden ready for spring!

How to get your garden ready for spring

Carrying out a spring clean in your garden during the months leading into spring will go a long way in helping you feel ready for the seasons ahead. Whether that’s getting ready to sow fresh grass seed, feeding your lawn with nutritious lawn food or tidying up after winter, we have advice and helpful tips to get your garden lawn back in tip-top shape in no time!

How to prepare for spring gardening

Starting with a clear, blank canvas will simplify all other spring jobs and is key to spring lawn care. So, take the time to clear your garden of any fallen debris or bits and bobs that have gathered over winter; this includes putting away any tools and toys that aren’t used daily. Wet piles of leaves on your lawn can also create disease, so make sure to remove these as they build up.

If you have any sheds, patios, or fences, now is a great time to give them a blast with a power hose or a brush down with your garden brush to remove any build-up of moss or algae. Not only will this make them look better, but it will also allow you to spot any damage that may have happened to them over winter.

Tidying the garden can seem like a never-ending chore, but if you make sure it’s regularly done, it really shouldn’t take you too long. And that brings us nicely to our next point on how to get your garden ready for spring…

Giving your garden some TLC for spring and the months that follow

When it comes to preparing for spring, putting time aside to plan what you want to do in your garden will get you off the right track. So, whether you’re planning to overseed some bare patches, preparing to sow an entirely new lawn or adding a wildflower patch to your garden, you should plan ahead and buy your lawn food or grass seed ahead of the sowing season. The same goes for wildflower seeds; if you order them now, you will be ready for an early spring sow that will leave you with a display of blooms in early summer.

If you’re unsure of what product you need, our helpful guides on choosing the best grass seedlawn food, or wildflower seed mix will help you understand what you need. 

Carrying out some essential maintenance goes a long way!

If your fences, wall climbers or sheds took a beating over the winter period, now is the time to fix them and bring them back to life so that your structures last another year. Whether that’s tightening screws or improving the support around them, this will mean that any spring storms that come along shouldn’t damage them too badly. If you really want to step up your garden game, why not give your fence or shed a makeover with a fresh lick of paint? Because nothing says spring like a freshly coloured fence!

While you’re fixing things, take a quick look inside your toolbox and ensure everything you rely on during the spring and summer seasons is in good condition. Replace or fix any broken equipment so they are ready to grab and go when you need them most!

Clean, reorganise and tidy

As you start to pull tools out of a shed full of cobwebs, it’s a great time to get a little organised and clean the interior, so your tools stay in good condition when you’re storing them there.

Sheds can sometimes become a dumping ground for leftover bits that don’t have a place in your home, but before we get into the thick of spring, you should take time to reorganise your shed. A top tip is to use clear boxes to keep everything packed away, neat, and tidy. The best bit is you can still see where everything is, so it makes it easy to find things when you go looking for them!  

If you follow our steps, we can guarantee that you and your garden will be ready for spring, and after a long winter, we are all ready for the better weather to come around!

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