Spring is finally here, and as we see the first green shoots start to appear, it is a reminder to get on with those garden jobs that have left the garden a little neglected over the winter! If you want to make your garden special for the summer, here are some ideas of things that you can do now, before the summer arrives…
Cleaning and Clearing – If your garden is looking a little shabby and untidy, then it is time to get to work and start giving it a good clean. Pot and containers can be cleaned out now, ready for all the plants to move into in the springtime. Soap and water is fine, you shouldn’t use any harsh chemicals for this job. If you have bird nesting boxes, you can also give these a wipe around with a damp cloth to get them nice and clean before nesting season begins in the spring.
If you have a lot to get rid of and have been doing some serious garden clearing out, then now might be a good time to find a company like this Carmarthen skip hire company pendragonskiphire.co.uk/carmarthen-skip-hire/ and book a skip to be delivered to you. If you haver patios and decking, get a pressure washer and give it a really good blasting to get it clean and free of dirt and grime that will have built up over the winter months.
Plan your Planting – Plan the plants that you are going to be putting into the garden each year. It depends whether you have raised beds, pots or containers, or plants that go directly in the ground. Look for plants that suit the direction of your garden and do well in the conditions and the soil type that you have to increase your chances of having a healthy and attractive garden. You can find lots of ideas online and in gardening magazines.
You may also want to grown plants from seed. If this is the case, now is the time to start getting them going indoors or in a greenhouse so that they are protected from the weather at the moment and can be planted out when the risk of frost is gone.
Make Some Repairs – Check the garden for signs of damage that has happened over the winter. High winds and winter storms can cause all sorts of damage in the garden so check all over for things that may need to be repaired. Common areas that may need fixing after winter are fences, sheds (in particular shed roofs) and greenhouses. Do maintenance on garden tools and equipment too. Check lawnmowers and sharpen blades of shears. It may be in some cases that something is damaged beyond repair, in which case now is the time to find a suitable replacement.