Step 1: Clean Up
Ensure you start with clearing all your garden of debris such as broken branches, leaves, spent flowers etc. This will help keep the new plants – which will soon begin to grow – damage free! At this point you should also check for pests and other problems that may influence growth of future plants.
Step 2: Look out and Prepare your Garden Utensils
It’s time to find those garden tools you have squirreled away. If they are dirty, you need to wash them! Dirty garden tools will not be beneficial or produce the result you want. Useful tools to purchase if you’re trying to improve your garden could be: a trowel, steel rake, lawn rake, garden spade or half-moon edger or plant fertilizer. It is also essential you have a water source such as a hose or sprinkler.
Step 3: Prepare your Soil
Don’t waste time planting fresh flowers when your soil is not ready. Clear the soil of weeds and add fresh compost (this can be purchased in most gardening outlets). Fresh compost mixed with existing soil will also ensure you don’t burn out any new plant roots!
Step 4: Plan
Don’t start preparing your spring garden without outlining a plan and clarifying what you want to achieve. You must consider the kind of environment you are in and choose the correct plants to suit those conditions. Consider the height of your plants, make sure high plants do not overshadow smaller plants and therefore disable them from receiving sunlight.
Step 5: Maintain
Finally, to keep a healthy spring garden, you must maintain it regularly. Every so often, ensure you re-evaluate your garden and make necessary changes to keep it looking its best! You may need to remove certain flowers which aren’t spent yet to help maximise your overall result. This is ok!
However if this all sounds like a bit too much hard work then you could always give us a call on 0141 297 1081.