The harsh British winter is almost over for another year, and with spring just around the corner, it is time to think about the garden. The dormant season tends to leave the garden looking a little bedraggled, and with that in mind, here are some useful tips on preparing for the coming good weather.
- Pruning – Spring and autumn are the best times of the year to reshape your trees and shrubs, and with a pair of pruning shears and a long pruning saw, you can take away the dead branches and prune ready for a new growing season.
- Rent a Skip– This will ensure that the waste doesn’t clutter up your outdoor living space, and with an affordable skip hire company in Croydon, a quick call will have an empty skip delivered to your home. Green waste can be recycled, rather than dumping it in a landfill, which can pollute the soil.
- Nourish the Flower Beds– Buy a few bags of potting compost and mulch it into the flower beds, but don’t remove dead leaves, as they will decompose and nourish too.
- Buy some Flowers and Plants– A visit to your local garden centre will allow you to buy some daffodils, pansies and snapdragons, but don’t plant until the last frost has disappeared. Consult the Internet regarding favoured species, as it depends on the region where you live, but spring is the best time to plant.
Once you have done all of the above, trim hedges and power wash the terrace and driveway, which will make the garden look alive again.