Getting your garden ready in advance can mean you are able to have a beautiful, plant-filled garden when the right season arrives. It can save you valuable time in the spring, so that you can actually enjoy your garden growing!
Spring is an exciting time for avid gardeners, providing a time to start fresh and choose the perfect plants to create the garden you have always dreamt of. So, if you’re looking to improve your garden this year but don’t know where to start, make sure you are prepared for a successful year of gardening! Follow these few tips to get your garden ready for spring.
Tidy up your garden
There’s no doubt that you may have neglected your garden over the winter months; no one wants to be outside in the cold! Your first priority should be to dust off your gardening tools and make sure they are in perfect working condition for the new year ahead. This way, you’ll know which tools need to be replaced if they aren’t quite as effective as they have been in the past.
Then, it’s time to tidy up your garden and clear it up! There is likely to be dead leaves and weeds scattered across your garden, and these need to be removed before you introduce any new plants. Tidying up your garden will allow for a clear space for your new 2017 garden.
If you have any perennial plants in your garden, you might want to consider cutting them back to create the room you need for your new plants. It is also recommended that you dig up the soil and cultivate it, creating a fresh environment for planting.
Get rid of pests
It might sound like a chore, but checking your garden for pests can be a huge help. Searching for, and getting rid of, pests now is likely to save you a lot of time when spring arrives. You need to look for the likes of snails, slugs or other pests that might be residing in your soil. If you don’t get rid of them now, they won’t have chance to ruin your new plants!
It’s also worth looking out for pests like vine weevils too, as they could also potentially ruin plants.
When you are looking for your spring or summer plants, you might find that some plants require a longer season and should be planted a couple of months in advance. Choose the plants you love, but also take note of when they need planting. If you find that your favourite plants aren’t suitable for this time of year, you might find yourself searching for alternative options!
Learn which conditions will help your new plants to flourish if you are hoping to get everything just right this spring.
Finding the best planters
Your perfect garden might include a mix of flowerbeds and planters, creating a beautiful scenery for you to enjoy in the spring. Flower planters can help to bring your garden to life, but with so much choice it might be hard to know where to start. With designs including hanging baskets, trough-style planters and even more decorative pieces, it’s important that you research which plants will benefit from being in a planter!
So, to prepare your garden for spring this year, follow these simple tips and watch your garden grow!