5 Top Tips: Spring Ready Gardens

5 Top Tips: Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

The spring bulbs and plants are starting to pop out of the ground, but following the harsh storms of winter your garden may be in need some attention.

Here are some tips to help get your garden ready for spring:

1. The Groundwork

As the days start to get a little longer and the weekends begin to feel a little fresher, the change in season provides a perfect opportunity to get on with some basic garden maintenance jobs.

Sweeping away leaves, cutting back dead foliage and weeds, turning over your soil, sorting out the shed, power washing the patio and checking for hibernating pests are all simple jobs to start now, that will make your Spring gardening a breeze.

2. Assess For Damage

Maintaining your wooden fencing might seem like a daunting task but if it's done on a regular basis it shouldn't take up much time and it can help to extend the life of your fence.

Good fence maintenance means checking your fence panels for damage, rot and loose nails. Brush off any excess dirt and debris that may have built up over the winter months and wash them down with warm soapy water.

If your fence is secure, treating the wood with a stain or a coat of paint will help to protect it against the elements and can also transform the look of your garden.

If your fence is looking a little worse for wear, it might be time to replace it. Based in the heart of Cheshire, our fence installation team can arrange a site visit to access your needs and provide advice and suggestions for your replacement fencing.

3. Tidy Up Your Tools

Taking care of your garden tools makes sure they will last longer and help you to get the job done properly. A good clean of and general inspection will ensure you are prepared and give you an idea of what might need replacing.

Remove any hardened dirt with warm soapy water, take a look at your lawnmower, check your hose and inspect the BBQ. Knowing what might need replacing now can help you to budget for replacing any essential items so you can make the most of those longer summer evenings in your garden.

The Ringwood Fencing showroom in Chester stocks a range of garden tools, furniture, decking and landscaping supplies to help get your your garden in shape.

4. Order Your Seeds

To ensure you get the most out of your colourful summer displays, start ordering your summer-flowering bulbs now, for planting in early spring. Some seeds, such as Begonias, Geraniums and Peppers, can even be sown now as they require a longer growing season.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) provide lots of inspiring and practical ideas for garden designs and choosing the right plants. Take a look.

5. Become Environmentally Efficient

If you've been thinking of making your garden more environmentally efficient, installing a water butt, creating a compost area and introducing a bird bath now, will ensure you reap the benefits all summer.

Recycling rain water with a water butt or barrell not only helps the environment but the nutrients in the water have greater benefits for your plants than chemically treated tap water.

Setting up a compost area with either a ready made compost bin or building your own, means you can start topping it up with your gardens winter waste such as old leaves and grass cuttings.

Attracting birds to your garden is one of the oldest and most natural forms of pest control. Supplying a bird bath and putting up a nest box at this time of year gives them chance to check it out and they may well decide to take up residence in the spring.

We stock a wide range of wild bird feed and accessories to help your garden guests happy and well fed all year round.

Share your top spring gardening tips with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you would like to discuss your fence installation with Cheshire's leading fence supplier you can contact us or call 01829 740 136.

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