Now that the hours of daylight are longer than the hours of darkness, as we finally passed the spring equinox, for many people this signals the time to get back out into the garden and start making the garden a place to enjoy throughout the warmer months of the year. The longer hours of daylight mean that we can spend more time outdoors, and as the weather hopefully starts to improve, it is a more pleasant place to be!
Before you begin, planning your garden and deciding what you are going to be doing will help you to get the things done that you want and to be organised with it. Check that you have all the things that you need – for example, your lawnmower has likely been stored over the winter months, so make sure that it is ready to be used once again. If it needs repairs, you can order the parts online from places like this Mountfield spares supplier diyspareparts.com/parts/mountfield
You can also check that you have all of the tools that you need for gardening. It might be necessary to give them all a clean after a long winter of not being used, as this helps to keep them in good condition.
Before you start to do anything in the garden, the first thing that you will probably want to do is tidy up. Cut back anything that is looking a little unkempt and overgrown, get rid of any dead leaves or other detritus that has blown into the garden over the autumn and winter, and give all of your pots a clean out if necessary. Once you have done this you then have a blank canvas that is ready to become a beautiful garden once again!
When it comes to planting, be aware that we are not out of the risk of having frosts at night yet, and this can continue throughout April. Plants that are young or vulnerable to the cold should be kept in the greenhouse during this period to protect them from those chilly spring nights. If you are wanting to plant trees, now is a good time to do so as the earth is starting to warm up.