How to get your garden ready for spring
With spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start getting the garden ready for the new season and warmer weather. From painting to weeding and tidying to sorting, we’ve got lots of little wins to get your garden spring ready.
Perk up the patio
We should start to get more clear, dry days as we head towards spring, giving you the perfect chance to get in the garden and give the patio some TLC. Months of rain will have caused a build-up of grime and algae, but this can easily be removed by following these simple steps:
- Start by removing pesky weeds that have set up home in any cracks.
- Clear the patio of any loose dirt and debris with a stiff brush.
- Apply patio cleaner as per pack instructions.
- For smaller patios, you should be able to remove the dirt and debris with a stiff brush. Clean larger areas with a pressure washer to save time.
Sort out the shed
Now's a great time to sort the shed too. Give all your garden tools a clean and re-arrange your items so the ones you use the most are nearest the door. Why not use storage boxes to store smaller tools? Label each box and you’ll know exactly where they are when growing season starts.
Oh and while you're there, dig out all your plant pots and give them a good clean ready for this year's planting season too (maybe even treat yourself to a few, new ones).
Top tip: Give old plants pots a new lease of life with a lick of paint. Our exterior spray paints are perfect for the job and come in a range of colours.
Clear the clutter
If you didn’t get chance to sort the garden before winter, now’s the time to clear the clutter! Sell or donate any outdoor toys the kids no longer use and dispose of any weather-damaged items that can’t be repaired. If there’s still too many things getting in the way, then storage is a great way to get on top of it all. From compact sheds for garden tools to storage benches for seat pads, we've got a solution to help you clear the clutter.
Tackle the tidy up
Now you’ve got the garden organised, it’s time to tackle the winter waste. Months of rain and frost will have left behind leaves and branches, not to mention pesky weeds that seem to grow whatever the weather!
Arm yourself with a pair of gloves, a trowel and some garden bags and work your way through beds and borders removing as many weeds as possible (try to avoid walking on the grass as much as you can though). Then finish by scooping up any stray leaves and branches left lying around.
Add the finishing touches
With work finished on tidying up the garden, add the finishing touches with a splash of colour and a few accessories. If you’re lucky enough to get a few dry days in a row, make the most of it by painting outdoor wood including fence panels, sheds and wooden furniture.
Lighting is also a quick and easy way to brighten up your outdoor space. The nights may start to get milder as we head into spring, but it still gets dark quite early, so adding a set of solar lights or wall lights to your garden means you can hopefully enjoy a few spring evenings outside.
Top tip: Save on your electricity bills by using solar-powered lights to illuminate your outdoor space.
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