I don’t know about you but this miserable weather has got us all dreaming about summer! When we think of summer we think of the fun times spent in the garden on a warm summers evening, perhaps chatting to friends, maybe with a glass of vino or two… Well a wise bird once told me ‘fail to prepare and prepare to fail’. So let’s not wallow in gloom but focus on the positives and make way for summer!
Time for a garden spring clean
Your garden has been exposed to all the harshest elements in the winter months, so the first thing to do is to clear the debris ready for the new spring bulbs and plants. Remove any dead plants from the winter as they’re not going to grow back in the summer.
Cut plants back before the old growth gets tangled up with the new. Also, do the same for your trees – trim the broken or dead branches and prune and shape the tree so that it is ready to grow in the warmer months. Prune perennials down to ground level and remove the winter mulch, they’ve done their job protecting against the cold weather now.
Get rid of those weeds
Do some proactive weeding rather than letting them grow as the damp soil makes it easier to pull the seedlings out. Remember, don’t compost them because they’ll come back to haunt you!
Make a plan
Planning your garden is important. If you plan properly and mix perennials with annual flowers, you’ll be able to keep your garden looking colourful pretty much all year round. Don’t forget to plant according to the height of your plants too so that even the shorter ones can get ample sunshine.
Show your garden off
Maybe you want to get your garden looking its best to sell it, or you just want to enjoy a garden full of colourful flowers and plants with your family and friends. When the warmer months arrive pull out your garden furniture from your self storage room, clean up your trusty BBQ and invite the neighbours over! Whatever you do, don’t get lost in your garden this spring, make a start on rediscovering it!
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