How to get your garden ready for spring
Now’s the perfect time to start getting the garden ready for the new season and warmer weather. From de-cluttering and weeding to tidying and sorting, we’ve got lots of little wins to get your garden spring ready.
Tackle the tidy up
First, it’s time to tackle the winter waste! Months of rain and frost will have left behind soggy leaves and branches, the wind will have helped any loose litter find a new home in your garden, and not to mention those pesky weeds that seem to grow whatever the weather. Sound familiar?
Arm yourself with a pair of gloves, your trusty hand tools and some garden bags and you’re ready to get stuck in!
Start by removing any loose litter you find, then make your way through beds and borders, getting rid of as many weeds as possible (try to avoid walking on the grass as much as you can though). Finish by scooping up any stray leaves and branches left lying around.
Clear the clutter
If you were too busy having fun during the summer months to get the garden sorted before winter, now’s the perfect time to clear the clutter.
Are there toys lying around that the kids no longer play with? Has some of your garden furniture seen better days? Why not try selling or donating 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 wooden sheds for garden tools to storage benches for seat pads, we've got the solution to help you clear the clutter.
Sort out the shed
Now that the garden de-clutter's complete, why not make a start on the shed? Give all your garden tools a clean and re-arrange your items so the ones you use the most are nearest the door.
Make use of storage boxes to keep everything organised too, including your tools, seeds, plant feed and patio cleaner. Label each box and you’ll know exactly where everything is when you need it the most.
Top tip: use our range of modular stacking storage to make the most of every inch of space!
With growing season fast approaching, you might want to dig out any plant pots and give them a good clean ready for the season too. If you’re after a few new ones this year, take a look at the innovative Clever Pots range.
Perk up the patio
As we start to get more clear, dry days heading into spring, now’s the perfect chance to give the patio some TLC. Months of rain and cold weather will have caused a build-up of grime, algae and more pesky weeds! But these can easily be removed by following these simple steps:
- Start by removing weeds and plants that have set up home in any cracks
- Clear the patio of any loose dirt and debris with a stiff brush
- Apply our patio cleaner and clean as per pack instructions
Top tip: cleaning larger areas with a pressure washer will help to save time!