Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garden
Spring Cleaning has typically been known as cleaning your home inside and out – however, Spring is the perfect time to revamp your garden as well.
Remove the Weeds: One of the most important jobs is getting rid of any weeds before they start to grow out of control. If you’re going to spray your weeds, ensure you cover up your feet and hands – the weed treatments are very strong – you will still then need to remove the dead weeds a week later – or hoe them out now.
Remove Any Dead Debris: Prune and trim roses, shrubs and trees before they blossom and remove any dead branches, limbs or other dying items. Any shrubby plants with woody stems need to be cut back every spring because they only bloom on new branches. You’ll know when they need pruning because new shoots will start to show at the base of the stems rather than the ends.
Treat Your Lawn: Rake any dead grass or leaves from your lawn to see if it needs mowing. If it does, set the lawn mower on the highest setting and trim the top first. Re-mow on a lower level depending on your desired look. If you have any bare patches of grass add grass seeds and soil, then rake. Remember to keep watering until the seeds take. It’s also a good idea to cover the seeds with a light mulch to prevent birds feeding on them.
Plan New Gardens: Determine what areas of your garden need a spruce up or change in plants. Sometimes you will see plants not enjoying the area they’ve been planted and this is the perfect time to move them to better position in your garden while they’re dormant.