Preparing Your Garden For Spring

As the winter weather starts to subside, it is time to get your garden ready for the start of he new season. Spring is the best time of year to get your garden ready for the summer months, and garden specialists have put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your garden this spring.

General Garden Maintenance

General garden maintenance is one of the first tasks you should tackle during the spring; this includes tidying up, weeding and cleaning. During the winter months debris such as fallen leaves and branches are common place, and clearing this can make a huge difference to neaten up the look of your garden and give you a clean base to work with moving forward.

Weeds can become a nuisance, especially during late winter and early spring, and it is important that you remove them quickly so that they do not steal nutrients and space from your plants, especially ones that are not established yet. Pull the weeds out from the roots to ensure that they don’t grow back.

Cleaning patios and decking is a great way of brightening up your garden while preventing moss and algae build which can make surfaces slippery. You can usually clean your patio and decking areas with warm soapy water and a hard bristle brush, but for those stubborn stains you may want to use a patio cleaner and a pressure washer for best results.

Cleaning doesn’t stop at your patio and decking areas though. Cleaning garden fixtures and fittings such as fences, sheds and garden furniture all add up to create a stunning garden. This is also the time to fix any issues such as broken slats or rotten wood and to stain or paint them for protection and so that you can enjoy them straight area when the warmer weather comes.

Picking Your Plants

Most gardeners have different preferences when it comes to the plants and flowers they like, but the main factor to consider is what types of plants are best for the type of soil you have, the climate and available sunlight.

Choosing native plants will ensure that they grow easily and will complement you landscape better. Some popular plants and flowers include lavender, which produces vibrant purple flowers and is a great source of nectar for bees and butterflies, Pansy’s which are ideal for hanging baskets and daffodils, which are the quintessential symbol of spring.

Spring is also a good time to rejuvenate your soil by applying some mulch to feed the soil.

Looking after the lawn

After the winter months, the lawn can be fragile so care must be taken to keep it healthy. Make sure that your lawn mower is well maintained and the blades are sharp; this will make sure that the cut is clean and ensures less bruising to the grass making it look better. Cut the grass on a higher setting than usual for the first couple of times to help strengthen the grass before lowering it to your preferred height.

Don’t forget about your vegetables

With everything else going on in the garden, it can be easy to overlook your vegetables, but this is one of the most important times of the year for vegetable growers. Peas, onions, garlic and tomatoes can all be sown during spring, and if the weather is good enough you can sow salad leaves and radishes to produce an array of tasty vegetables through the summer.

The cooler,wetter weather of spring is also the perfect time to grow lettuce, and there are literally hundreds of varieties to choose from. They may need some protection if planted in early spring, but many varieties can be harvested more than once during the season.

Oeco Garden Rooms is a family run business and have been manufacturing and installing timber framed structures for over 10 years. The company was initially founded to satisfy the growing number of people who work from home and the essential need for more space and a separate working environment away from the main house. However over the years our garden rooms,offices and studios have been purchased by customers from all backgrounds to extend their living space for a multitude of uses.

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