Now that we have a lot more time on our hands, what could be better than getting out in the glorious weather and ticking off some of those garden to-do’s?
Not sure where to start? We’ve put a list together of jobs you can do without having to pop to the garden centre, that will certainly prepare your garden for Spring and Summer.
1. Tidy up your Flower Beds & Borders
If you’re a green fingered novice, a nice job to get you into the swing of gardening is tidying up your flower beds. Over the last few months there will be an inevitable build up of old leaves and branches, so make sure to clear these back to bare soil so you can start a fresh!
Remember, don’t add any of this debris to the compost heap, as it will most likely contain seeds that will only cause you problems later down the line!
2. Create a Compost Area
Speaking of compost heaps, it isn’t too late to start yours if you haven’t already, as it’s the perfect way to recycle your organic waste! Plants thrive from rich nutrients, so a good mixture of grass trimmings, vegetable peelings and wooden prunings will create the perfect compost mix for your garden. Don’t forget to keep regularly turning your compost with a fork to keep it aerated!
If you don’t have an area for a compost heap and have some extra wood laying around, why not try your hand at building your own wooden compost bin?
3. Mow the Lawns
Now is the time to blow the cobwebs off that lawn mower and give the grass its first cut of the season, nothing says Spring like the smell of fresh cut grass! Our top tip for cutting your lawn after the colder period would be to give your lawn a few cuts on a higher level than you would ultimately like to encourage better grass health, strength and rigidity for the rest of the Spring and Summer seasons.
If there are any gaps in the grass from the winter months, now is also the time to sow some grass seeds and repair your lawn to give it the best chance at recovering.
4. Spruce Up Your Fences
If the colder winter months have left your fences and trellises looking a little lacklustre, give them a spruce up with a lick of paint or a new stain. Jobs like these are often put to the bottom of the list, but this will really make the biggest difference to the overall appearance of your garden!
Once your fences and trellises are looking brand new, why not construct some supports for any perennial plants that are growing on them? A good tip is to implement any support systems prior to mid-Spring before plants have grown to avoid any damage.
5. Get Planting
Don’t worry, you’re not too late to start planting! Now is a great time to start your own vegetable garden or plant seeds that thrive in the warmer months. Plants such as sunflowers, crocuses, hyacinths, tulips and alliums love the warmer weather and will flourish in your borders or in planters.
Vegetables such as peas, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and other leafy greens are ideal to plant throughout the next few months and will definitely keep you busy through the weeks at home.
If you are looking for your perfect planter to kickstart your garden aesthetic, take a look at our range of wooden planters. Each planter is bespokely handmade using durable wood, including Accoya Wood and Redwood Pine, and can be painted in any colour you would like.
Every timber planter is delivered fully assembled and fully lined with a permeable membrane to allow for drainage… so they arrive with you ready to plant! You can view our range of planters here, we’re still delivering!
Take care, stay home and stay safe!
The Taylor Made Planter Team