Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garden by henryjohn34


									              Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Garden

Spring is now officially in the air in the UK. For gardeners and homeowners,
that means it is time to get outdoors and begin your spring-cleaning
projects. Now is the time to prepare your property to become that beautiful
place you have come to know and love all of these years. It's time to do that
work that will prepare your property for brightly coloured flowers, neatly
trimmed bushes and shrubs, and trees that add beauty and shade.

We want to help you make the most of your spring cleaning projects by
offering some helpful advice. Below you will find some tips that you can use
to prepare your property for the spring and summer seasons. Of course,
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1. Removing Debris

Winter is a season that can be rough on the garden. Preparing your property
for spring foliage starts by cleaning up the debris left by winter storms. You
will want to thoroughly go over your property to remove dead plants, early
weeds, broken tree branches and twigs, stones and rubbish. Virtually
anything you do not want to be there come summer needs to be removed in
the spring.

Also, make a point of removing children's toys, play sets, and garden
ornaments that might get in the way of your spring planting and pruning.
You can always put those items back later on.

2. Soil Turnover

The next step is to go to your flowerbeds and turn over the soil. The point of
this exercise is to prepare the soil for future spring plantings. That means
removing any dead plants and debris that could potentially interfere with
plant growth. If you are so inclined, this is also the time to lay down a layer
of bark to hold in moisture.

3. Pruning Shrubs and Trees

Shrubs and trees can quickly grow out of control if they are not properly
pruned. For most trees and shrubs, spring is the best time to prune because
that is when they are growing most aggressively. However, if you are not
familiar with the trees and shrubs in your garden, you may want to check
with an expert before you prune. Some types of foliage are better pruned in
late summer or early autumn.

When you are pruning, the idea is to make everything look neat and tidy
without any loose ends. You do not need to be an expert to do a good job.
However, there are plenty of online guides available if you are concerned
you might not be pruning correctly.

4. Power Washing and Staining

Many people forget that decks and decorative pathways need to be cleaned
every spring. The best way to do this is with a power washer. You can buy,
rent a washer, or hire a company to come do the job for you. Where decks
are concerned, you may need to apply a new coat of stain after you power
wash. For decorative pathways, it is a good idea to check between each of
the stones and, where necessary, fill in dead spaces with new sand or grit.

With these four tips in mind, you will be able to prepare your property for
spring planting in a couple of weekends. And you'll be glad you did. A good,
thorough spring-cleaning will ensure your garden blooms with all of the
colour and vibrancy you are accustomed to.

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