Gardening Advice

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Spring Cleaning!

You must clean your garden first. Start with your lawn. Clear any leaves and twigs and rake away any dead grass and dead growth so your lawn can breathe. Rake the grass gently and scatter grass seed on any bare patches. For early blooming shrubs and plants make sure to prune them in early spring to stimulate new plant growth and to get the best out of your plants.

Spring Composting!

Another important tip for Spring gardening is composting. For providing more nutrients to your soil you must add compost to it. If you have a compost pile from last year you can spread composted soil on the top of your garden and if you don’t have a compost pile yet, you can start a new one.

Spring Pruning!

Pruning and trimming must be done in Spring season but before that you must wait until the trees and shrubs in your garden have started growing new leaves. This means you can easily distinguish the dead and damaged branches thus allowing you to remove them.

Spring Planting!

For faster and stronger growth of plants, make sure that they are properly placed in nutrient rich topsoil. Stabilise new plants with the help of stakes. Give each seed or group of seeds enough space to grow comfortably. Also remember to keep new plants well watered for about two weeks to allow them to get establish in their new home quickly. Place climbing plants such as tomatoes and beans along the back row of the garden to allow more sun for lower or smaller plants in the front rows. In early March, you should be sowing some vegetables, including Lettuces, Radishes, Spring Onions Beetroots, Carrots and Turnips in the soil as well as Summer Cabbages, Leeks and Sprouts in seed beds. Sow your Cucumbers, Marrows & Pumpkins in April and plant some main crop potatoes towards the end of April.

In General!

Set your garden on a cycle to have continuous rotation of produce or flower. Use hardier flowers and vegetables in your earlier rotations in case of late winter or early Spring freezes that damage or kill your crops. Rotate crops that use and produce different types of nutrients to prevent overtaxing the soil. Research composts, fertilisers and soil treatments that replenish used nutrients.

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