Now that the winter is over and we can pretty much rule out another frost hitting us overnight, it is time to turn our attention to the garden. The garden is a wonderful place for us to enjoy during the spring and summer and there is so much life and colour which comes into play in the space all season long. Of course, if you want your garden to look its best this spring or summer you will need to make some preparations, and that’s what we are going to take a look at today. Here are some of the jobs you can do to start getting the garden ready for summer.
Upgrade the patio area
Once the winter has passed and the harsh weather is gone, you will likely notice that the patio area looks a little drab and worse for wear. This can be easily fixed with some simple repairs on any broken slabs, a pressure wash on the surface, and some new garden furniture from Alice’s Garden. Upgrading the patio will have an impact on the whole garden so it will be a good place to start this spring.
As soon as the weather is warm enough for plants to grow, there will be weeds everywhere. Weeds are usually pretty invasive and they seem to be able to withstand even the harshest conditions. The trouble with weeds is that they take up valuable space in your garden where plants would be. Take some time this weekend to pull out the weeds in your garden and it will allow space for new plants to grow.
Sow some seeds indoors
The end of March is a little bit too early to plant many seeds outside, but the good news is you can prepare some small seedlings for the outside by germinating them in the house. Fibre pots are handy to use for this and you will simply need to fill the pots with some compost, sow one seed in each pot and then soak the pot and leave them in a warm place in the sun. Make sure the pot doesn’t dry out and over the next few weeks you will see sprouts and seedlings growing. Once the roots begin to show on the outside of the pots it is time to separate the pots and plant them straight into the ground. The beauty of fibre is that it will degrade naturally!
One of the best things you can do for your garden right now before things really start to grow is to flatten and dig out the flowerbeds and churn up the soil to allow for better drainage. This will be a big job for the whole garden however it will allow you to see what plants you currently have and make space to plant those new seedlings you’ve been sowing indoors. Make sure that you get rid of the roots of plants as well as the stem otherwise they will come back!