If you are a keen gardener you will know that spring is an exciting season for us all. Not only does the weather become warmer and brighter but it’s when our gardens become filled with vibrant colours and exquisite wildlife. But before the new season is here there are a few things you will need to do first to prepare your garden for the Spring. We have whipped up a few ways below to get you started.
Source Your Seeds
Before you go out and purchase a range of seeds to start planting, you should do some research first. Not all plants, vegetables and fruits thrive in spring, so choosing your seeds wisely is a must. When sourcing your seeds it’s a good idea to source them from a local supplier, this way they will more likely fit in with your region’s environment and climate. Ensure you choose seeds that will grow well in sunlight.
Our top seed recommendations for flowers include:
- Bells of Ireland
Our top recommendations for crops include:
Prepare Your Tools
You should take this time to give your tools a once over and replenish any supplies you may need. Clean sharp tools are a must, so ensure you clean all your tools thoroughly with strong detergent, this will stop the spread of any bacteria or fungi. Once your tools are clean you should sharpen your blades and oil your tools hinges. If your tools are beyond saving then think about investing in some upgraded tools, having sharp tools will help with the quality your seeds are planted in. Whilst you are sorting your tools you should also look to see what else in your garden shed needs replenishing, plant pots, tomato cages, fertilizer and soil all come to mind.
Set-up Composting Area
If you don’t have a compost area, you should consider making one. Creating your own compost is a great way to save on fertilizer and your plants will love you for it. A mixture of grass cuttings, paper and vegetable peelings will make up a rich compost, turn your compost once a month with a garden fork to keep it healthy.
Work On Your Planting Beds
Prepare your garden beds by removing weeds, debri, fallen branches and leaves. Before you dive straight in it’s also wise to note that the soil should be dry before removing any weeds, if the soil is wet it can damage the soil structure. If you have a small garden or are new to gardening then we recommend building or investing in a raised garden bed. Just fill your bed with some healthy organic soil and place it in the sun ready for your seeds to grow.
We think these tips are a great place to start whether you have artificial grass in your garden or not, and we hope we have helped you prepare your garden for the spring. We can’t wait to start seeing all our flowers and crops come to life, so get preparing today so you’re not cut short.