It won’t be long before spring rolls around again, which means barbeques and parties may be on the cards. However, with around 80% of Brits avoiding basic tasks like planting bulbs during winter, your garden may be looking slightly worse for wear.
If you’re one of these people then you have until spring to get your garden in a condition that you’re pleased with. Spring is estimated to begin around the 20th of March, so get started today to ensure you’re ready to host guests when we reach this date.
If you’re not sure how to get your garden ready for spring, we can help. We’ve put together a handy guide with some of the most important jobs you need to do ahead of the upcoming season. Read on to discover more and get your garden in tip-top condition now.
Have a clear-out
Start with a clean slate by getting rid of all the unwanted items and tidying up by removing weeds and leaves. Plus, don’t forget to cut your grass too, so you don’t have to do this after you’ve finished the rest of your gardening.
You should make a note of all the plant pots or gardening equipment that are broken, so you can replace them next time you head to your local gardening centre.
Get your summer bulbs planted
Once spring arrives, it won’t be long before summer’s here too. This makes it imperative that you plant your summer bulbs to ensure they bloom in time for the warmer months. Now’s the perfect time to put them in the ground and in several months, your garden should be looking bright and colourful, which we’re confident your guests will love.
Update your seating area
Outdoor sofas can be ruined by the winter weather, so it might be time to restore them to their former glory or upgrade them ready for spring. Once you’ve done that, make sure you add ambient lighting to your outdoor space with beautiful solar lights. This creates a lovely space to chat with friends all evening, without having to go inside as it gets dark.
Prepare your soil
The ground may be too cold for you to plant your crops out currently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare the soil for when temperatures rise. You can do this using the following tips:
- Dig, lift and turn your existing soil to allow more air to get to it all
- Add well-rotted manure or compost to make the soil more fertile to boost your chances of successful harvests
- Rake in a high-potassium fertiliser to boost the nutrients in the soil
- Apply a layer of mulch to the top of the soil to help with moisture retention, regulate the temperature and control weeds