As we get into spring (please) gardeners start to feel the anticipation of the gardening season, and there are plenty of tasks to keep you busy in the garden. Here are some tips on what you could be be doing in the garden this Spring.
Clean up and tidy:
The first thing you should do is clean up your garden. Remove any fallen leaves, twigs, and debris that may have accumulated during the winter. This will help prevent disease and pests from establishing themselves in your garden.
Prune shrubs and trees:
This is the perfect time to prune any overgrown shrubs and trees. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches, as well as any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.
Now is the perfect time to start planting your spring and summer crops. You can start with seeds or small plants. Consider planting lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes, peas, and other early-season vegetables. If you’re thinking about planting wildflowers we can help you get started.
Fertilise your garden:
Spring is also the time to fertilise your lawn. Use a high-quality fertiliser that contains a balanced mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. This will help your plants grow strong and healthy. If you’re feeding your lawn we have a spring / summer feed as well as bark which can work as an effective mulch.
Mulch your garden:
After fertilising, add a layer of mulch to your garden beds. This will help retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and prevent weed growth. Choose a natural mulch like wood chips, straw, or leaves.
Now is also a good time to plant bulbs for summer and fall flowering. Some popular bulbs to plant at this time of year include gladiolus, lilies, dahlias, and begonias.
As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to water your garden regularly. Be sure to water deeply and consistently, but don’t overwater. You can also consider installing a drip irrigation system to help conserve water.
Control pests and weeds:
Pests are always around so now is a good time to start controlling pests and weeds in your garden. Use natural methods like hand weeding, companion planting, and insect-repelling plants to keep pests and weeds at bay.
This is an exciting time for gardeners as it marks the beginning of the spring season. Follow these tips and ensure that your garden is healthy, thriving, and ready for the growing season ahead.