Your garden is probably the best part of your home. It means a lot to have a place where you can drink your morning coffee, relax, read, or throw memorable parties. A lot happens in a garden and it deserves to always look its best. Can you really relax there is there’s a pile of leaves on the ground if the grime that has accumulated during the last few months is staring at you? Can you really throw parties then there or start your barbecue season? I’d say no. Here’s how to maintain the shine and beauty of your garden and keep it looking presentable all year long.
Clear out the debris and fallen leaves
Any debris, litter, branches, dirt, leaves, grime, rotten fruits, and weeds should be taken out of the garden. That is the first step. Any fruit that falls from the trees will quickly start to smell bad, debris and grime just look awful, and fallen leaves will make the garden look deserted.
A proper lawnmower will help you keep the grass short and pretty, while a good leaf blower will make the process of cleaning out leaves a lot quicker and easier. Get some gloves and bags, and get to work. Thebestleafblowers.com offers a good overview of some of the types of leaf blowers you might find on the market. Dive in and find the one that will suit your needs.
Wash the patio, path, or the deck
There are numerous different solutions you can use for this. A natural, diluted patio cleaner or diluted bleach would do great if you have pets. Scrub off everything with a brush or pressure washer. There can be a lot of dirt on those places after winter so be prepared for some serious work.
Clean the furniture and pots
Well, clean everything you see in your garden. Furniture is the most noticeable part of the garden, so make sure it always looks nice. Different cleaners and solutions should be used for different types of furniture. Wooden furniture requires more attention, repainting, and washing, while plastic ones are pretty low-maintenance. Any old pots should either be reused or removed from the garden. Which brings us to the next step.
Take care of the flowers
Remove and compost all of the dead annuals that remained over winter. Prune the perennials in order to remove the winter damage and remove the mulch.
If you have any ornamental grasses that you left outside during winter, cut them back and wait for them to come back when they’re ready. On the other hand, evergreen trees and shrubs require little to no attention during spring. You could fertilize them, but if your soil is healthy and rich, you can skip this step.
Before you start adding things to your soil, test
it, see how balanced nutrients are.
Take care of your tools
Spring is a time when you’ll start using all of your gardening equipment again. Check your tools for any signs of damage, clean them, and make sure all of the blades are sharp and rust-free.