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Spring gardening tips

Spring Gardening tips

Sep 29, 2017
 

Spring Gardening Tips and To Do List 

Spring is one of the most thrilling times of the year for any nature lover, as the garden shakes off the sleepiness of winter and the first tentative buds turn into a riot of colour and rapid growth. It’s a time of year when you can almost see your backyard changing by the day and every gardening effort is massively rewarded. As head into a long weekend get into the garden, give Mother Nature a helping hand with these spring gardening tips.

 

Spring clean the garden shed

Spring Gardening Tips 1

Organise your garden tools

Sure, it’s not a glamorous job, but a well ordered garden shed is surprisingly satisfying and keeping your tools in good nick will make life so much easier. Take the opportunity to clean and sharpen things like mower blades, shears and secateurs.

Sure, it’s not a glamorous job, but a well ordered garden shed is surprisingly satisfying and keeping your tools in good nick will make life so much easier. Take the opportunity to clean and sharpen things like mower blades, shears and secateurs.

While you’re on a maintenance roll, turn your attention to the irrigation system, checking it for leaks. If the system is on a timer, it’s also time to tweak the timings, turning it back on if it’s been off over winter and ramping up the frequency and duration of watering.

 

Get your garden growing

One of the most important spring gardening tips is fertilise, fertilise, fertilise. This is the garden’s most vigorous growth period, but all that activity requires a lot of fuel. A complete fertiliser will enrich your garden with lovely nutrients to sustain plants through the turbo-charged growing season. After feeding, top off your garden beds with a fresh layer of mulch. This serves a duel purpose, stopping the soil from drying out in the scorching heat of summer, while also suppressing weeds, which are enjoying their own peak growing season.

Some plants will also need pruning coming into spring; for example, camellias may want a bit of a haircut when they’ve finished flowering, and herbaceous perennials, such as Miscanthus, need the brown ends loped off – but look at the individual needs of each plant variety before snipping willy-nilly.

 

Cultivate a lush lawn

Having spent the winter hibernating against the (relative) cold, grass is coming out of dormancy and beginning to grow again. To give your lawn the best chance at achieving enviable lushness, lavish it with love in spring. Look out for weeds – which can be tackled by hand-weeding or an application of herbicide – and encourage new growth by fertilizing. Top-dressing will also get your lawn going, as well as smoothing out any dips and bumps in the lawn surface. Any bald patches can be fixed up with a fresh roll of turf (if you have one of the most common varieties of grass, such as buffalo) or by laying seed (if you have couch) – but don’t do both, as mixing varieties of grass just results in a patchy-looking lawn.

Spring Gardening tips

Green, lush lawn

 

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