The Orchard's Gardening Tips This Spring
Spring is a busy time for gardeners, follow these top tips
Create Instant Spring Colour:Plant primulas, polyanthus, pansies, pots of dwarf irises, miniature daffs, muscari – they are all hardy enough to be outdoors now.
Get Your Lawn Ready:Get the mower out of the shed and give the grass the first cut of the season.
Pruning Roses & Winter Flowering Shrubs:As soon as winter flowering shrubs are finished flowering they can be pruned back. Roses are traditionally pruned from early March.
Top Dressing Containers:Weeding, mulching and top dressing of containers can be done to freshen up.
Start a Compost Pile:Begin by collecting plant debris and leaves raked up from the garden, leave in a designated area of the garden to break down.
Mulch:One of the easiest things to do to freshen up your garden is to lay a several inch layer of your favorite mulch, say wood chips or finished compost. This gives everything a clean and tidies up look and helps to suppress weeds and retain moisture
Get on Top of your Perennials: Spring is a good time to freshen up the soil and apply a little mulch to feed the soil and plants.
Clean up the Garden:Remove all debris, get rid of weeds and ensure your garden equipment is sharped