Top Garden Maintenance Tips for the UK Spring

by Thomas Cramphon Professional Gardener
It is the best time to explore the city’s parks, commons and city farms, as nature awakens once again and days get longer. And, you know what that means! Now’s the perfect time to get started on your Spring Garden Cleaning and maintenance.

While you’re at it, here we share with you some of the Top Spring Garden Maintenance Tips to help to get started:

1. Clean-up the Area:

Get around your yard and pick up the litter, dog waste, and larger plant debris (like fallen branches) left behind over the winter. Be sure to use a pair of gloves and beware of broken glass. Leaving debris on your lawn long after the snow has melted can prevent new, healthy grass from growing in.

2. Prepare the Soil:
Once the snow is all gone, prepare your soil. A nutrient-rich, well-drained, weeded, and loosened (non-compacted) soil is very important for a garden to grow at its best. Take the time to enrich your soil with quality compost or other organic matter before you plant each spring if you want to boost your soil’s fertility and your garden’s production. Mulch (like leaves, straw, and hay) also adds valuable nutrients to the soil and will cut down significantly on your need to weed.

3. Rake your Lawn:
You may have thoroughly raked your lawn before the winter to prevent snow mould. But giving it another good rake once the snow melts will help get rid of any remaining dead leaves, twigs, and pine-cones and help keep your lawn nice and healthy going into the spring.

4. Clean-up Garden Beds: 

Use a pair of scissors or small garden shears to remove dead leaves and stalks from perennial plants and ornamental grasses, and pull out any dead annuals you plan to replace. You could also fertilize more established perennials by laying down some compost around the roots.

5. Inspect your Tools:

It’s a good idea to carefully inspect your landscaping tools (like your lawnmower, and your hedge trimmer) and clean them up before growing season hits in full force. Make sure all blades are sharp and rust-free, look for cracks and other signs of wear in visible belts, and if everything looks like it’s in good shape, swap out used oil for new oil and follow the maintenance directions in the owner’s manual.

6. Prune Trees and Shrubs:

Prune dead branches from shrubs and trees. Get expert help in Garden Clearance as you need to be careful about trimming and shaping live branches on flowering shrubs and trees. If you cut off living buds, they won’t bloom nicely in the spring.

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These are just a few of the steps you can take to get your property ready for the summer during this season. If you’re not sure what else needs to be done, consider seeking professional advice from a professional landscaping company like London Garden Services.

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