Spring cleaning your garden!

clearing leavesHello everyone and welcome to our new series of DIY tips

This week we will be looking at spring cleaning your garden!

With the good weather of spring finally here its time to get out into your garden and tackle the mess from winter! It’s a great time to get your garden cleared and tidy and ready for planting for a gorgeous outdoor space in the summer months that you and your family can enjoy.

First task is clearing away the dead plants from winter and getting that lawn mowed. Next is cutting back any plants that retain their leaves in winter such as evergreen or semi evergreen plants so cutting them back in the spring will encourage new growth.

Spring is the best time to tackle any weeds as the soil is still damp and the roots are easier to pull from the ground and all the dead plants, weeds and grass can be put into your compost containers.

For most plants spring is their initial growth spurt so add some compost to encourage the plants and now is the best time for dividing or transplanting as once the weather turns mild they will be quick to grow with the fine weather, nice rich soil topped up with some new compost.

For a clean finish you should edge the flower beds from the lawn, not only does it make the garden look clean and tidy but also prevents the lawn growing into your flower beds.

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About Oliver Dempsey

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