Sorting out our gardens can feel like an endlessly tiring task, and while the work doesn’t really stop, there are ways in which you can negate the stress of these tasks, remain focused and get everything done much more efficiently. We’ve created this handy guide to help you prepare your garden for the springtime and onwards, to get your garden looking vibrant as well as welcoming to friends and family. This short guide will help to keep your garden in line with the natural beauty of rural Somerset and the surrounding areas, whether you’re in the city or out in the countryside.
TIDY YOUR BORDERS & FLOWER BEDS
This is one of the best places for you to begin. After all, what is gardening all about if not weeding, planting, and tidying flower beds and borders? Some people can find this task incredibly therapeutic, although others may find it to be a bit of a chore. Either way, you’ll want to get rid of any dead plants and weeds to make way for your new flowers and shrubs. Be vigilant here and gather up any rotting materials such as fallen leaves and fruit and add them to your compost bin for later use.
IDENTIFY & ERADICATE PESTS
Another issue that should be dealt with quickly is locating pests and getting rid of them. You’ll find that there are a number of pests that hibernate over the winter like many other living creatures. One particular pest that hibernates is the wasp. It’s worth noting that these are only pests to people, and the occasional wasp visiting your garden is actually very beneficial for your garden. However, if you can’t enjoy your garden due to being bombarded by wasps from a nearby nest, you may want to consider hiring Bristol pest controller Advance Pest Control to remove the nest safely. Wasps can get very aggressive especially as the summertime comes to an end so getting rid of them early can stop them from taking over your garden and preventing you from enjoying your time outside.
CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE, PATIOS & DECKING
It’s always worthwhile cleaning up those seating areas to get rid of everything from algae on decking and slabs to cobwebs on furniture. Move spiders to more natural places for them to save your guests from sitting on them. Once you’ve done this, grab a pressure washer and blast your slabs and wooden decking clean for a much fresher appearance.
REPAIR AND PROTECT FENCES & GATES
Another important thing to think about when rejuvenating your garden area is to repair and protect your fences. The winter can do some serious damage to wooden fencing, inducing rot and breaks from the damp and cold. As well as broken fence panels, you may find bolts and latches have rusted or the wood has distorted them out of position. Replace these broken panels and remove rust from door latches and hinges to provide better access for you, as well as higher security and privacy to your garden area. You’ll also want to look into methods of protecting your fences from further damage, whether that’s by using pressure-treated or dip-treated panels.
Thank you so much for reading! – xo N