Planting Timeline: Spring Garden Preparation for Your GardenMarch 25, 2019
Last modified: March 26, 2019Our garden team experts have researched the main gardening jobs and when gardeners should be doing them. Check out our guide to spring garden chores here.
Clearing and cutting back your plants from last year’s and getting borders in top condition before replanting are few of the things you can do to get on with straight away. The days are getting longer and the weather becoming lenient. Perhaps this is the ideal time to start preparing for your garden spring and summer seasons plans.
Frost and lower temperature are still expected; this is why having a spring garden timetable is essential. In this way, you’ll be reminded of the things you shouldn’t be doing to protect your young plants.
Clearing away any rubbish from last year and during the winter time is one of the early jobs you can do. Then you can move through some spring chores such as mowing the lawn and deadheading bulbs.
Our garden team experts have researched the main gardening jobs and when gardeners should be doing them. Check out our guide to spring garden chores below.
Spring Garden Timetable
Green-fingered Brits are being advised on the best time to do their spring gardening chores. Here are the things you have to be mindful of in early spring.
Clear Back Last Year’s Plants
Before you even start replanting your garden display in the summer, clearing out all the old plants from last year is essential. You can cut the perennials back and add all the dead leaves to your compost heap.
Feed Your Borders
Rather than spending a fortune on expensive composts, why not just add some manure? This will help your soil to be in top condition before you replant.
To give your seedling a high chance of survival, don’t plant them directly into the ground. Plant them in your greenhouse or indoors instead.
Now, here are the things you have to be mindful of during the mid-spring.
Mowing the Lawn
Before you give your lawn an early mow, ensure that it’s scorched. Then you can continue harvesting them regularly throughout spring and summer. You can apply lawn weed and feed as well.
Plant New Roses, Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Early spring is the perfect time to plan your new planting scheme. Remember to think about where you will put your plants and whether they’re appropriate for your soil. So choose suitable plants that will suit that look!
To help the hedges form a shape throughout the spring and summertime, ensure to give the hedges a good cut especially if they are new. You can trim them back again every four to six weeks; this will help them to maintain their shape.
Patio and Deck Cleaning
Mid-spring is an excellent time to get that pressure washer out and blast all of the winter residues off from your patio and decking. Once they’re all cleaned down, make sure to treat them, especially your deck.
If you’re waiting for the good time to take softwood cuttings of hardy and half-hardy perennials, late spring the perfect time to do it! You can collect the cuttings early in the day and non-flowering shoots as they will root better.
Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
Don’t forget to cut back any early flowering shrubs ready for next year and deadhead your bulbs. You can let the foliage die even without purging it.