Spring Tasks That Will Have Your Garden Looking Great:
The sun is shining, birds are singing and it’s time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in shape. Already the crocus, snowdrops, and daffodils are pushing through the soil. We have noticed that after the cold spell, people’s lawns are in need of some maintenance.
Now is the time to check them over for pests and diseases. Some lawns have even started to grow again and will need a high cut this month so they don’t look messy. Any windfall should be gathered up.
Borders should be weeded and hoed so that you are not chasing your tail when the good weather comes and things really start to grow.
Trees can be checked for any damage caused by snow or hard weather. If branches have come off make sure there are no tears as this will allow fungal spores to enter the tree. They can be painted with a suitable tree paint/preservative.
Herbaceous perennials can be split now but you are fast running out of time to do so. Leave plant material on the perennial to protect the base from further frost and snow. If the base freezes you may lose the plant altogether.
Around this time of year, everything starts to come alive in the garden, even though they are just coming to life your garden still needs some attention to help it produce well. If you have any general questions please contact us.