We are still in the midst of winter, but the nights are getting lighter, and spring is almost on our side.
For those of you who are green-fingered, you might be itching to get out into the garden and start transforming your beloved piece of land, preparing for it to be filled with life again.
Whether you are a professional gardener or this has been a new lockdown hobby you have fallen in love with, this piece will give you some ideas on how you can revive your garden for spring and get it blooming for a great summer!
Get Rid of Mulch, Leaves, and Debris
The leaves that have all fallen in autumn have more than likely turned to sludge, there will still be the occasional fruit rotting away underneath the trees, and some stray twigs and twine that have been blown around will have found a new home in your garden. All of this needs to be gotten ridden of before you can start on anything else.
You will be amazed at how much better your garden will look once you have taken care of this part!
Instead of using plastic bags, consider making yourself a compost pile or creating a compost bin. This will let everything biodegrade naturally and will also make a nice little home for wildlife surviving the rest of the winter.
Revive the Decking
If you have decking in your garden, the chances are it will have seen better days. Over winter, there can be a buildup of grime on the wood that can make it look lackluster and also cause it to be slippery. You will want to get this sorted for the summer, especially if you are hoping to have some cookouts or garden parties!
If you have a pressure washer, this is usually the fastest way to get decking looking brand new again. If you find that you clear everything up and a pressure washer just is not going to cut it, then you might need some deck supplies from Fence & Deck Depot to spruce things up again.
Fertilize Your Garden
Kickstart your garden off for spring and summer by fertilizing the plants and soil. It will, of course, depend on what plants you have in the garden, and their active periods of growth will determine what will benefit from being fertilized.
This is usually any plants that are actively growing towards the end of winter. An example would be evergreens. You might find that your soil can benefit from a pep of fertilizer too.
Get Pruning and Preening
Just like removing split ends from your hair to help it grow healthily, plants should also have their dead leaves removed to make space for new leaves and a flourishing plant.
Pruning also includes cutting off any diseased branches or growths so that it does not impact any other part of the plant. Removing the infected part means that new healthy growth can occur.
If you are not sure how to do this without harming your plants, then follow this guide.