Gardening

Sprucing Up Your Garden After Winter Fades Away

Spring cleaning is something we usually tend to keep inside the house, but after the winter has been and gone, and all of its ravages have settled into the corners of your soil beds, you can try spring cleaning the garden as well. After all, there’s some real work that needs to be done out there, especially if you want to be growing your own fruits and vegetables come the summertime!

You love cultivating plants, and letting a whole ecosystem grow right underneath your own nose, but you can’t let that happen until you’ve got the right conditions out there. So here’s just a few ways you can spruce up your garden for the springtime. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from putting your wellies on and rolling your sleeves up.

Compost First

The compost heap is steaming but the box itself didn’t escape Jack Frost.

Composting is one of the biggest tasks you’re going to have to manage in your bid to spring clean your garden, seeing as you’re going to have a lot of dead plant life and other foliage to do away with. If you’ve got self seeding plants out there, they will already have done their job of laying down new roots, so you can really go above and beyond with clearing space here.

Then Cut Back the Branches

If you’ve got shrubs lining the far reaches of your own garden, or you’ve got some trees out there that are looking decidedly very bare right now, be sure to get your cutters out and get to trimming. A lot of these kinds of plants won’t grow unless they’ve got new, healthy branches to jut off of, and there’s a good chance the winter coat they’re currently sporting is incredibly unruly.

You want to clear some room for the new plants you’re planning to put in, and if you’ve got plans to lay down a new rock garden or some off path shingle, it’s these shrubs and trees that are going to get in the way. Regular pruning keeps all trees healthy, so this is a very important job. Pruning fruit trees can appear rather scary, as you’ll be removing lots of growth, but you’ll find that your tree will produce far better fruit from doing so.

Then Target the Lawn

The lawn is a pretty big part of your garden, isn’t it? It’s where you lay the blanket out during the summer and have a picnic, and it’s where you run around with your kids and let them get their freshly washed socks green with grass stain. All in all, you want a nice lawn for the summertime, and cultivating one starts in the spring.


A good, even coloured lawn really brings a garden together, so make sure you’ve got some grass seeds and a bit of fertilizer on your hands. Or if you haven’t had a good lawn in years, and no matter what you try you just can’t seem to get the grass to grow thick and even all the way across, you can Click Here to see about getting some artificial grass put down. That will really suck up a lot of your garden troubles!

Sprucing up your garden for the springtime is a bit of a job, but it’s one that’ll really spark some joy!

 

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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