Things to do in the garden in early Spring

 

  • Keep on top of weeding
    As the weather gets warmer, weeds will start to spring up in your garden. Regular weeding is important, and much easier whilst they are small! Pull them out by hand, or use a spade.

  • Be aware of late frost
    Keep a close eye on the weather, as frosts are still possible. Flowers and buds are especially vulnerable, so if frost is forecast protect plants with horticultural fleece or cloches
     

  • Top up soil
    Your garden soil may be in poor condition after the Winter, so dig in a 5cm layer of compost or manure to prepare your beds   for the growing season.
     

  •  Support perennials
     Plant supports should ideally be put in place in Spring, before  plants have grown too much. Later staking is more  difficult  as plants have grown fuller and can easily be damaged.
     

  • Deadhead flowers
    Deadhead any early flowering bulbs, such as daffodils and tulips, but leave the foliage intact so it can die back naturally.
     

  • Sow/repair lawns
    Re-seed, or turf bare patches to make sure your lawn looks its best for Summer. Of course if you have artificial grass, your lawn will look perfect all year round, just give it a quick brush up.
     

  • Feed trees, shrubs and hedges
    Apply a layer of mulch around trees and shrubs, and feed hedges with a good, slow release fertiliser. They’ll grow greener and stronger, so be ready with the clippers!
     

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine!
    Most importantly, now that the sun is out, don’t forget to take a few moments to relax, listen to the birds, and admire the spring blooms.

Credit: Trulawn.