As we begin life in 2018, a lot of us are now ready for the cold weather to disappear and are waiting patiently for the warm weather to grace us with its presence. However, before the sun begins shining brightly again, we need to get our garden’s ready for the numerous BBQ’s and garden parties. It’s time to give our garden some well-deserved TLC.
Throughout the winter season, a lot of us leave our gardens exposed to the elements. The strong winds, storms and heavy down pours leave our gardens’ in tatters. You may even find your shed has been damaged and a few windows have been broken.
The task in hand may seem too tough to tackle, however, after a bit of a clear up, your garden will start to take shape in no time. It’s important to start your chores quickly as possible. The sooner you start to clean up, the better your garden will look.
Get Your Shed Ready
After many months of not being used, it’s time to tidy up the shed and replace any broken windows with Simply Plastics Shed Windows. These windows can ensure the next time a football goes flying towards the shed, the shed windows won’t smash. Now that spring is fast approaching, you will most probably be in and out of the shed a lot more so make sure the shed doesn’t get left out when giving your garden some much needed TLC.
Prepare Your Garden Tools
Those tools that you haven’t used since last summer, it’s time to make sure they are ready for the job in hand. You may find some have gone rusty and others are really dirty. If so, make sure you replace the ones that are no longer survived the test of time, and clean the ones that are still dirty from last summer/ autumn.
Pull Those Weeds
Over the winter period, you’ll be able to notice a huge build-up of weeds. Don’t wait any longer to get them out. Take some time out of your week to spend a little bit of time eliminating the weeds. This will definitely help prepare your garden for spring.
Get the Soil Ready
Make sure the soil in your garden is ready for planting. Start to turn the soil with a pitchfork and then add some fresh compost to your soil. This will add nutrients to the soil and ensure the flowers you look to plant are healthy.
January is the perfect time to get your shrubs and trees in tip top shape. Make sure the tools you use are sharpened to ensure your plants stay healthy. Pruning gives your shrubs a better shape, encourages flowers to sprout and can increase fruit to grow on your trees.
Maintain Your Garden
Lastly, be sure to maintain your garden. Create a plan and make sure you stick to it. Gardening may be a lot of hard work and maintaining the garden you’ve worked so hard to create may be hard, but make sure you do it! The more you work on your garden, the better it will look and the more you can enjoy spending time in your garden with your friends and family!