How to do Spring Cleaning in the Garden

Spring will soon be upon us. So it’s time to do a great spring cleaning outside to give a second youth to your green space. Here are the essential steps and the right tools to bring your garden back to life.

Clean and clear your land with Leaf Blower

After the winter, it is high time to thoroughly clean the garden. Indeed, the frost and the weather left traces of their passage in your green space. Start by removing the winter covers and sails in order to store them in a dry place. Keep them at your fingertips in case of late frosts. Remove the dead leaves with a leaf blower. If you have small area garden then dry and wet leaves can be removed with cordless leaf blower. After removing leaves, remove the fallen dead wood.

Then get on with the big clean-up! Wash and disinfect your pots, containers and planters, as well as your garden tools. Sweep your garden slabs, remove dirt with a jet of water and rub them with a brush. Take the opportunity to wash your terrace and your balcony with large waters.

Preparing and enriching the soil

To welcome your new plantings, you must loosen the soil. Dip your soil with a spade and the feet of your beds with a claw before spreading natural fertilizer or a mixture of potting soil and compost. If there are any remaining last year’s annual plants (geraniums, Mandeville’s), compost them like the rest of the vegetable waste. Also remove weeds – be careful not to damage the lawn-and aerate the soil by sweeping the soil.

You can also mulch some plants to preserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from multiplying. Also remember to prevent the return of insects and pests on sunny days by putting nettles or ash (to repel slugs) at the feet of your plants.

Pruning trees and mowing grass

The cleaning of the garden also involves the cleaning of the trees! Clear fruit trees of dead branches and leaves that clutter them with a trimmer. This will better absorb the brightness. Cut invasive shrubs with secateurs, climbing roses and climbing plants (glycine, Honeysuckle, etc.) as well as flowers such as camellias or hydrangeas. Give your hedges a nice shape with a hedge trimmer.

Mars is also the perfect month to do the first mowing of the year! Outside the frost period, pull out your robot mower to give your lawn a second youth. You can fine-tune your work with a trimmer or a shears.

Planting new varieties

Once your soil is cleared and aerated, you can plant summer flowering perennials, small shrubs and bulbous plants (dahlias, gladioli, hyacinths, etc.) that will bloom in the coming weeks. The hardiest plants like the pensée and the Primrose can also be planted because they will resist to the frosts. Remember to water them immediately after planting.

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