Blooming good garden tips

by Anonymous Author

With spring just around the corner, now is a good time to decide what to plant, so you can enjoy a splash of colour in your garden as the weather gets warmer.

Spring is a great time to get out and clear up the overgrown borders and gardens you’ve been ignoring during the chilly winter months.

Remove leaves and other debris from your gardens to make room for the new plants. If your soil is workable, take the opportunity to dig in five centimetres of organic matter — such as well-rotted manure or compost.

Late winter is a good time to give the greenhouse a scrub and clean up any debris from the floor.
Disinfecting the inside of the glass gets rid of any pests and diseases that have come along during the winter months.

Wash pots and seed trays to help prevent diseases and ventilate your greenhouse to give it a chance to dry out properly.

Before spring hits entirely, give your tools a clean and a sharpen. It not only makes your gardening jobs easier — but lengthens their life and stops the spread of bacteria that can harm your plants.

A compost bin is also a valuable asset to have in your garden. It could be a ready-made compost bin or a compost bin you’ve made yourself using spare bits of wood. It creates a place where you can put your garden waste, lawn clippings and food scraps which can then break down into rich compost with lots of good nutrients for your garden. All you need to do is turn your compost with a garden fork each month to keep it aerated. With all this under your gardening belt, you’ll be ready to take on the new season with a spring in your step.