Preparing Your Garden for Spring

The daffodils have started appearing, which is a clear sign Spring is on the way and we're heading for warmer days (hopefully). Here are 8 top tips on how you can prepare your garden for Spring.

Head over to our Instagram to check out Francesca’s video, as she talks through her tips for March.


8 Tips to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

1. If you haven’t already done so, get those tools cleaned, sharpened and oiled before the season starts! You’ll be so glad you took the time to do it.

2. Creating a nice garden doesn’t have to be expensive. This is the time of year when people start clearing out sheds and greenhouses, ready for a fresh start in Spring. Keep an eye out on selling sites for cheap or free plants, pots and trellises. There are some incredible bargains to be had!

3. March is a great time to start sowing your tomato seeds. Keep them indoors on a sunny windowsill till the weather warms up, then they can be moved outside. Almost anything can be grown in a container, provided it’s the right size. You can even plant lettuce, basil or small flowers like marigolds underneath to make use of every available space.

4. Container growing is great if you’re planning to sell your house or you’re renting. Renting can be unpredictable, and you may end up moving sooner than expected, or you just don’t want to invest time and money into a garden that isn’t yours. This is where pots are so useful as you can take them with you, without having to dig up plants and disturb roots!

5. Make use of empty space - Hanging baskets and window boxes are great if you have little room on the ground spare.

6. If you want to grow in the ground, especially in small spaces, annuals are perfect as you can enjoy them the first season and then save the seeds for planting again next year. Sweet peas are perfect and there’s still time to sow them! You won’t need to dig them up whenever you move, and they can be grown up arches, trellises and obelisks to make a big impact in a little space!

7. You could look at installing a water butt to make the most of seasonal rainfall. Now is the time to be collecting it before the hotter months arrive!

8. Order summer flowering bulbs and dahlia tubers ready for planting direct in Spring, or into pots in the greenhouse for a head start on growth in March.

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