Gardening, enjoying wildlife, and relaxing in your outdoor space is a therapeutic way to start the new year. Not only does it brighten your green space and give a boost to your mental health, but offers those remote working amidst COVID a much needed (and well deserved) breath of fresh air.
But as the evenings get lighter and spring becomes closer, it’s important to prepare your garden for maximum enjoyment and relaxation all year round. So, if you’re planning on making the most from your outside space this spring, here are five ways to make your life easier as the season gets busier.
1. Clean, clean, clean
The first step to preparing your garden for spring is to carry out any cleaning and maintenance tasks. Things such as sweeping, pressure washing patios or decking, cleaning greenhouses, sharpening tools, and any other essential gardening jobs you can think of.
The late winter is a perfect time to complete these tasks. It gives you enough time to get everything ready, just before the growing season really kicks off.
This is also a fantastic time to install new fencing or a shed, as well as equipment such as water butts. Why not make the most of a quieter season for your garden? You’ll then be fully prepared for the busy gardening months ahead.
2. Take care of your lawn
Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness of your garden, locate your mower – it’s time for your lawn’s first cut of the season.
Before you get started, though, ensure the grass is relatively dry and frost free, as mowing in these conditions can cause damage to the turf.
Tip: Don’t forget to edge your lawn for a neat and tidy finish. Below is an example of DuraPost being used for edging. The style gives a unique look that can be matched to your fencing and wider landscape.