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Five steps to getting your garden in tip-top shape for spring

Spring is near – and as the weather improves, Britons will start spending more time in the garden.

Everyone wants to have the perfect garden by the time summer arrives, and these tips will help you thrive.

Spring is the perfect time to prepare your garden for Summer

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Spring is the perfect time to prepare your garden for SummerCredit: Getty

LEADING RED

After winter, your garden can be filled with fallen leaves and branches due to strong winds.

Before spring comes and you mow the lawn – the first thing you need to do is rake.

This will also help remove dead grass and clear the way for new plants to grow.

IMPROVE THEIR SPACE

Creating small holes creates pockets in the grass that will allow water to flow down and nourish the soil.

Use a garden fork to poke holes about 125mm deep into the soil and water often but sparingly.

You should usually do this twice a year – once in the spring and once in the summer.

GET RID OF WEEDS

Even in winter, weeds can invade your garden.

Before spring comes, you should get rid of all the weeds – so that they do not grow further and spread.

According to My Home Turf: “Whether the weed is an annual or a perennial will depend on which herbicide you use before or after.

“If you have a problem with annual weeds, such as Crabgrass, fertilizing in the spring should go hand in hand with the application of a pre-emergence herbicide.”

GET EDGING

It is very important to plant a border and take care of the surrounding garden.

You can use a semicircle shears, garden shears, or even a kitchen pair of scissors.

But get rid of weeds that grow in paths or flower beds.

TEST YOUR STRENGTH

Since your garden tools have been tucked away in the winter months – now is the time to get them in top shape.

Make sure your lawn mower is working properly and sharpen your shears.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17604615/garden-top-shape-for-spring/ Five steps to getting your garden in tip-top shape for spring

Dais Johnston

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