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, Rukeri also wants to be your supplier of turf, aggregate, stone, Garden Turf Direct equipment and more. Feel free to browse our website to see our entire inventory of products. 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. Visit rukeri.com for more about Garden Turf Direct.
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