10 Spring Gardening Tips
As spring comes ever closer to us, the need to have our garden worked also appears, long before the hot months of summer drag on and limit what you can do in the long run. The following tips will give you more information you can count on as you move forward:
- You would do well to order some summer-flowering bulbs and seeds, as they will have the time to blossom when you need them to, such as gladiolas, buttercups, lilies and so forth. They can be planted during the spring season so they can bloom during the summer for a more wholesome summer experience around your garden.
- You would also do well to focus on cleaning up debris, twigs, leaves and more from your flower beds, lawn and ponds around the garden. Once that is done you will need to cut the dead growth, then dig in a layer of compost or manure into your garden borders, assuming you can work the soil at this time.
- Assuming your garden has a greenhouse, you would do best to clean it up as soon as you can once the snows melt. You need to remove any debris off the floor, benches and so forth inside. Make sure you also disinfect the glass, as in some cases pests and diseases can survive even the harshest of winters.
- Spring is also an excellent time to deal with plants that take longer to grow, such as geraniums, begonias, peppers, aubergines and others. They will need to be grown in a well-heated propagator during the cooler months throughout the year.
- You would do well to focus on removing and destroying any pests around your garden as soon as possible, rather than letting them become a serious problem further down the line. Get ready for vine weevils and other pests and make sure you annihilate them as soon as they appear.
- Something else you can do is installing rain barrels to collect most seasonal rainfall with greater efficiency. You can also use them on dry days to water the plants that need the extra moisture, such as camellias, blueberries and rhododendrons.
- Move any of the bushes that get in the way and they need work. If you do that during the spring season the task will be far easier. You also need to ensure their roots will be intact in the long run.
- Your gates and fences need to be kept fixed and working, which makes spring the best time for this. Heat will make metals expand, which may create problems you need to deal with as you work on them.
- Spring will also be the best time to sharpen, clean and prepare your gardening tools. It will not only help you improve them, but it will also keep any fungi from your plants if you do it right, no matter what tool you end up using.
- You can make a composting area for gardening waste, as this will really help you in the long run. You can use grass clippings, twigs, vegetable peels and more to make it happen. http://www.londongardeningservices.org.uk/chiswick-landscaping/W4-landscapers-chiswick.html