Now that we’re approaching spring, it’s time to get out into the garden and prepare for the warmer months ahead. By mid-March, you want to have everything ready for your upcoming gardening projects, as the timing is key. We’ve gathered a selection of important tasks for you to carry out in your garden this spring, to ensure you’re ready and prepared for the months ahead.
It’s extremely easy to lose track of time when it comes to gardening, especially when transitioning from spring to summer. One moment there’s rain and snow and freezing temperatures, and the next it’s glorious sunshine and everything’s growing at a rapid pace. Therefore, it’s so important to be prepared and ahead of the game in the spring. The weather is slightly nicer, and you have that sudden motivation to get your gardening gloves on and head out into the garden for a lovely afternoon of fresh air.
First, you need to fertilise the flower beds, as this will ensure that they are revived from the bad weather they’ve experienced throughout winter. By ensuring you fertilise your plants in time, you’ll be guaranteed to have a suitable area to plant your new seeds.
Next, it’s crucial that you do a full check on your garden and remove any unwanted weeds from plant pots, flower beds and even paths or paving. Weeds can take a lot of getting rid of, but once they’re gone your garden will look much neater and your plants will be able to grow without any interruption.
Caring for The Lawn
There is absolutely no point in doing anything with your lawn throughout the winter, as not only will you damage the grass if its too wet to cut, but you’ll also probably damage your equipment too! Now that winter is out of the way and the days are slightly drier, it’s the perfect time to give your lawn a little TLC. Start by trimming the edges, as this will create a neat line that you can use to shape the area properly. You can then focus on properly mowing your lawn and getting rid of any overgrown patches that were making the area look messy and uninviting.
Put in an Order
With so many opportunities within the garden through the summer, now is a great time to stock up on those essential items such as seeds, gardening tools and other items that you may need to add to your gardening kit before you begin new projects. Take a look online to find the items you need and see if you can find them at a good price, as you often find that looking around can help you to grab a bargain or save a little money here and there!