If you’re looking to start a new garden project, hiring the services of a landscape gardener is an excellent choice. By using experienced professionals, you can guarantee that your project is carried out in the most efficient and effective way possible. From providing expert advice on the best plants for your climate and soil type, to creating a precise plan of action for achieving optimal results, we have all the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure your vision is brought to life.

Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as we get ready to embrace the warmer weather and start planting new blooms. But before you can dive into gardening, it’s important to prepare your garden for the season ahead.

Clean up your Garden…

The first step to preparing your garden for spring is to clean it up. Start by removing any debris such as fallen leaves, twigs, and dead foliage. This will not only make your garden look clean but also prevent any potential diseases from spreading. Next, we recommend removing any weeds that have taken over your garden during the winter months. Weeds compete with your plants for nutrients and water, so it’s important to remove them. Use a hoe or hand pulling to remove the weeds by their roots and ensure they don’t grow back.

Prune your Plants…

Pruning is an essential part of maintaining healthy plants. It helps to promote growth, control the size and shape, and remove diseased or dead branches. It’s best to prune your plants in early spring before they start to sprout. Use clean and sharp pruning tools to avoid damaging your plants. Top tip: Start by removing any dead or diseased branches. Then, prune back any overgrown branches to encourage new growth. Lastly, shape your plants by giving them a nice trim on the top and sides.

Prepare your Soil…

The soil in your garden plays a vital role in the health of your plants. Before you start planting, it’s essential to prepare your soil to provide the necessary nutrients for your plants. Begin by testing your soil’s pH levels. This will help you determine if your soil is too acidic or alkaline.

Next, add organic matter to your soil such as compost, leaf mould, or aged manure. These will help to enrich your soil and improve its texture. Mix the organic matter into your soil using a garden fork, taking care not to disturb your plants’ roots.

Plant New Blooms…

Spring is the perfect time to add some colour to your garden by planting new blooms. You can also plant vegetables and fruits such as peas, lettuce, and strawberries, which are ideal for early spring planting. When planting, make sure to follow the instructions for the specific plant or seed you’re using. This will include the required depth, spacing between plants, and recommended sunlight exposure.

Water and Mulch…

After planting your new blooms, it’s essential to water them regularly, especially during the first few weeks. This will help your plants establish their roots and promote growth. However, be careful not to overwater as this can lead to waterlogging and root rot.

After watering, we recommend mulching around your plants. Mulching helps to retain moisture in the soil, reduce weed growth, and protect your plants from extreme weather conditions. Use a layer of organic mulch such as shredded bark or leaves and apply it evenly around your plants.

Getting your garden spring ready is a great way to kickstart the gardening season. By following the steps we’ve outlined, you can prepare your garden for the season ahead, ensuring healthy and beautiful blooms. Or if you prefer to start from scratch and go for something fresh and new why not consider re-designing your garden – now is the perfect season! If you would like some help designing, installing, or managing your project get in touch and we’d be happy to assist.

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