Get your outside space in top shape with these nine Spring garden pointers and tips! Getting your garden ready for Spring planting should be a pleasure rather than a chore, so put on your trusty gloves and warm gardening wear and make it a weekend bonding activity to share with the whole family!
Start your “Big Clean Up” this weekend, and remember to collect all the dead leaves and stalks that have fallen to the ground during winter. It’s an important step before getting any gardening work done as these harbor diseases and allow bacteria to develop and infect your plants– a disastrous start to the growing season. Any hard landscaping should be included in the clean-up, as well. A good sweep and clean with plenty of water should suffice, but if you prefer to use cleaning products, make sure to protect your plants.
Rake over your soil to maintain airflow and ensure the best growing matter possible as you plant your new perennials. New topsoil is also a good idea to get your garden Spring-ready!
Make sure to check underneath leaves for bugs and flies– some species can be brushed off, but some will need a specialist pest treatment.