It’s time to dust off your gardening gloves and tools and get on out into the garden. There’s much to do if we want to make the most of our gardens, especially this year if we want to socialise with missed loved ones and friends, when we get the green light.
Make a start and prep:
It may seem daunting with dead leaves, long yellowing grass and unkempt shrubbery, but don’t despair you can have it looking ship shape and ready for planting in no time.
Make sure to have your brooms, pop-up bins, buckets, spring rakes, leaf grabbers, kneelers, gloves, and secateurs at the ready.
Survey your garden, you’ll need to sweep, prune, and empty any summer pots left from last year. Cut any damaged or diseased branches from your woody looking plants. If you didn’t cut back your roses in the autumn, give them a trim along with your summer flowering shrubs, such as hydrangeas, so they will get lovely fresh spring growth.
Give your beds and borders a boost, dig them over allowing air into the compacted soil, remove any soggy weeds and dig in some fresh compost, farmyard manure or chicken pellets if required.
Now to start planting:
Now is the time for summer bulbs, think about height, gladioli at the back, dwarf dahlias at the front.
Take your now empty tubs, check the soil is not too full of roots and mix in some fresh “container and basket” compost before planting bulbs and bedding plants.
Your lawns need a rake, you may need to reseed a few patches, and think about feeding in the next few weeks but only if it warms up.
Patio or Decking:
Your patios and decking will need a sweep before using a patio cleaner to remove any algae or moss ready for use.
It’s prime time to give bird feeders and bird baths a clean with disinfectant, rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry. Then just refill with your birds’ favourite food.
Don’t forget Woldens has all you need to help you get your Gardens clean and tidy prepped for the good weather and start of Spring!