Tips to prepare your garden for spring
Getting your garden ready for spring will help make things less hectic. Here's a few tips to keep on top.
Give the greenhouse a spring clean
Why not try this for a good start. Clean your greenhouse by firstly giving it a good sweep to remove plant debris and then use some disinfectant such as Jeyes Fluid. Don't forget to wash plant pots and seed trays, make sure the greenhouse is well ventilated.
Clean your gardening tools
Give those tools a good clean and make sure they are nice and sharp. This will save you money in the long run and increase tool performance.
Compost to your heart’s content!
A composter is a great addition to your garden, If you haven't already got one, You could make a simple composter with any spare wood you may have in the garden or most good DIY shops and garden centres sell them all year round. To help the composting process along every month turn the compost with a garden fork to keep it aerated.
Get rid of garden pests!
Getting rid of hibernating pests can save you a lot of bother come spring/summer. Snails, slugs and aphid colonies are always a problem. Destroy any you find and treat for vine weevils, using parasitic nematodes or chemical drenches.
Clear flower borders and beds
Tidy up and remove debris and leaves from your flower borders, ponds and lawns. Cut back the old dead growth. If the soil is workable you can dig a 50mm layer or organic matter into empty garden borders.
Finally, order some spring/summer flowering seeds and bulbs...
Bulbs such as Gladiolus, Ranunculus and Lilies can be planted in spring for a colourful display in summer.
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