Spring might finally be upon us. The temperature is rising, the sun is starting to come out more often and for longer, and we haven’t had a storm for a few weeks at least. Most of us are looking forward to leaving our big coats at home, taking off the hats and gloves and starting to spend more time outdoors.
However, if you live in an extreme climate condition region with very hot summers, you may want to consider building a garden shed where your pets can sit and relax or where you can keep your gardening tools. Sheds can also be used to store items that are not suitable for indoor storage, such as gasoline (gasoline), pesticides, or herbicides. Aside from that, contacting a local handyman to install a quality shed can increase the value of your property. So, if you decide to sell the property in the future, you can raise the monthly rental rate or the asking price.
Anyway, if you have a garden, you might probably be eager for picnics and BBQs outside, inviting friends over for summer garden gatherings, playdates for your kids, and simply sitting outdoors in a comfy chair with a good book. There’s nothing like feeling the sunshine on your skin, and your garden is the perfect place to do it.
But chances are, your garden is a bit of a mess. There might be storm damage, there are bound to be leaves and other mulch, plants and shrubs that might need some TLC, and your grass might be overgrown and unkempt. If this is the case, you certainly aren’t alone in needing to take on a big spring garden clean up before you can start enjoying your outdoor space again. Here’s a look at some of the things that you should focus on, and some tips to help.
Start By Clearing Your Rubbish
The first thing that you should do is clear away any rubbish. This will help you to see any damage, how healthy your lawn and plants are, and give you a clearer idea of what you need to do to get your garden ready for spring. Clear away everything, including mulch and leaves, broken furniture, rubbish, and anything else that you don’t want to keep.
Mow and Treat the Lawn
You might not have mowed your lawn since the start of autumn. This is fine, but growth has probably started again as the weather has improved, so give it a good mow now. Early spring is also the ideal time to treat and feed your lawn and reseed any bald patches. Use a weed and feed treatment if you have a lot of weeds but if there’s just the odd one, you could try simply pulling them up.
Check the Shed for Pests
Your garden shed is a great place to store furniture and garden toys over the winter, as well as garden tools and chemicals. Unfortunately, it also offers pests a great place to keep warm, such as mice and rats. If you spot any signs of pests, including bite marks, scratches or droppings, get in touch with a local pest control Kidderminster company. They can take a look and will ensure that no pests are left behind.
Prune Shrubs and Remove Dead Growth
Pruning shrubs and removing dead growth will encourage new growth and help your flowers and greenery to look their best. Do this in early spring for the best results. You should also pull up dead annuals and remove dead leaves to keep your flower beds healthy.
If your garden is a mess, the idea of tidying it up for spring can be daunting. But move through a step at a time and it will soon start to look much healthier.