After the winter, gardens often need a good spring clean before they are ready to be shaped and planted.
At the very beginning of spring, most gardeners will be starting to clear away the debris from the winter and removing dead and unwanted materials. There are several things that you should do in order to clean up your garden for the spring, and here we have listed some of them:
- Take the time to clear away old compost. If you have used plastic and compost to seal roots against frost and cold, now is the time to get rid of it.
- Trim back your shrubs and other plants, so that new buds can flourish. Cut away dead twigs so that the plants are tidy and look neat.
- Check your plants for signs of disease. Dispose of diseased twigs and leaves carefully.
- Add fresh mulch and compost to your borders, and remove leaf litter.
- Tackle new weed shoots right away. Now is the time to start clearing these out, preventing them from getting a grip on your soil. Dispose of weeds carefully to avoid contaminating your garden.
- Get rid of algae and other moss-like growth from patios, walls and paths around your garden. If you use a pressure washer, gather up the removed weed, and dispose of it carefully.
- Clean up general rubbish that might have been blown into your garden during the last few months. Old wrappers, bits of paper and plastic bags often end up in the garden over winter, and need to be binned before they suffocate your new shoots.
- Clean out the greenhouse and shed. Your structures are likely to have become shelters for pests and insects, including butterflies and other plant-eating nuisances. Discard any old plastic and broken pots and tools. Sweep out the shed and greenhouse before putting anything back, and dispose of your waste through a garden clearance firm.
If you would like a hand with any of this, why not call The All Clear Company, and we are more than capable of doing this job for you!