Top tips to Spring into the garden
Spring is almost here, which mean’s it’s time to dust off the gardening gloves and breathe some life into your garden. With not long until our gardens are blooming with life, we’ve put together our top tips to get your garden looking its best over the months ahead.
This isn’t just for inside your home. Make some time over the next couple of weekends to clean your garden, removing any branches, leaves or debris that’s gathered on your garden beds over the Winter. Many people find weeding wonderfully cathartic, and now is a great time to rid your garden of weeds. Make sure you find yourself a good tool to remove deep-rooted weeds, like our favourite from Garden Express. A general tidy up of the whole garden will set you up nicely for Spring.
Trim and Tidy
Don’t forget the importance of pruning – removing old withered winter leaves will promote healthy new growth in Spring. Prune your tress and shrubs, and trim your hedges. Summer flowering shrubs like hydrangea and hibiscus will produce beautiful blooms later if you take the time now to cut them back. Don’t leave pruning too late, as you’ll risk cutting off any new buds as your garden begins to spring to life. Treating yourself to a quality set of secateurs will make this job ten times easier.
If you don’t have one already, there’s no time like the present to start a compost pile. Composting helps avoid overfilling your green bin, and if done right you may even be able to use your homemade compost next Spring! It’s important to turn your compost pile monthly to keep it aerated and aid decomposition. Keep your compost pile neat with a DIY compost enclosure – this one made from wooden pallets can put together in just 10 minutes!
Time to Plant
Spring is the perfect time to plant almost anything. Make sure you head down to your local nursery to seek the best expert advice on what to plant this time of year. “Whether you have a yard, balcony or courtyard or even just some pot plants on a window sill, the first weekend of spring is the perfect opportunity to get your garden into gear with high quality plants and invaluable advice from your local nursery. Knowledgeable nursery staff can help customers find the right plants for their gardens, no matter the size.” said Craig Taberner, CEO of NGIV.
Feeling inspired? Now is the perfect time to start a new herb garden, plant some Spring colour, or getting some veggies into the ground to harvest in a few months time. Get into the garden!