Urgh, it’s that time of year again when we have to dust off lawn mowers. How has that come around so quickly? It always seems that I spend half my summer mowing grass to ensure my garden does not resemble a scene from Day of the Triffids!
The big Spring Clean may well be taking place inside the house, but it’s time to also consider a garden spring clean too. If you are wondering where to start, here are some fantastic tips to help you crack on…
The easiest way to start a garden Spring Clean! Tidying up leaves and cutting back plants that have now faded allows for healthy, fresh regrowth, remove cuttings and weeds and if needed. Add new compost to the top of flowering beds as it contains nutrients to help old and new plants to grow.
Grow fruit and vegetables
Strawberry plants are some of the easiest fruits to grow and don’t necessarily need to be planted in the ground. The best place for them to grow is in a separate bed, as they will multiply, however you can also grow strawberries in little pots or hanging baskets. Plant strawberries in a sunny spot and as early as possible to ensure you have a bumper harvest from your crop.
Update your garden furniture
Hopefully we will experience a tropical heatwave during the summer months and with all the work and effort put into making your garden bloom beautifully, you will want to sit out and enjoy it. Buying new garden furniture is always exciting and helps to refresh the look of a garden. Stringing fairy lights up around fencing and installing solar lights gives a more romantic feel for night’s sitting out in the garden.
Build a shed
If you are lacking in storage space, installing a garden shed in available space helps to hide away items such as your lawn mower. If space is a struggle the smaller, solid garden boxes are available which you can even lock for added security. The storage boxes are quite spacious too!
Have you started your big Spring Clean yet?
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