How should you get your garden ready for spring?
By John Brennan, 07/04/2021
Spring is finally on its way for people all over the UK, although you would be forgiven for not believing that given the extreme sunshine and snow we have experienced over the past week!
It is a brilliant time to start getting your garden ready for the (hopefully) beautiful months to come.
And with the coronavirus pandemic locking people down and ensuring people spend more time at home than ever before, why not use this time to sort out those long-term projects you’ve been wanting to get done in the garden?
What’s the first thing you should do?
It may have been a good few months since you were last in your garden, so you might feel a little rusty! But not to worry.
It’s a good idea to clear your garden of any weeds, dead leaves, fallen branches and other such detritus.
Cleaning out bird feeders, pruning shrubs and trees and replenishing your soil will all help you feel like you are starting from a clean slate.
Ensuring that your garden tools are sharpened and in good working order is also a useful task to complete at this time of year.
Drainage and aeration will be a big help for your outdoor space too. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes so that water, air and nutrients can get down to the grass roots, which gives you a stronger lawn. It also helps you avoid soil compaction.
Now could be a great time to start a compost bin if this is something you’ve mused about.
There are ready-made ones available or you can even create your own if you have spare materials such as wood.
By getting rid of organic waste in such compost bins, you will get a really rich compost once it has broken down. Grass clippings, vegetable peelings and paper can all contribute to make the perfect compost bin.
Flowers such as lilies and pansies are also potentials to start planting now, although you need to ensure that your soil is warm and dry before carrying out such exercises.
The amount of sun you get in your garden can affect the types of flowers and plants you will grow, so make sure you are aware of this before buying any seeds.
Call Yorkshire Gardens today
Yorkshire Gardens provide a first-rate service to help you decide how you want your garden to look this spring.
If you want a water feature to attract birds for a drink, our expert staff can help you from your first phone call to the final installation.
We also provide great advice on planting, including how to decide the sort of hedge and flowers you want. We will even help you on the maintenance side so that your plants, trees and hedges can thrive throughout 2021 and beyond.
To find out more or to book us in, call or email us today and we would be happy to help.