Are you looking to capitalise on all the extra time we’re having at home this Spring? Maybe you are quite new to gardening and have gotten into it due to the bonus time we have been having in this undeniably unique year.
Now as the sun comes out more and the temperatures heat up, it’s the perfect time to get in the garden. However, it can be hard to know where to start or what to do?
Let’s start with the obvious. Any gardeners in the Eastern suburbs will tell you that Spring is the best time to get ahead of your weeding. As the weather gets warmer, all plant life tends to thrive, especially weeds if left unchecked. Weeds such as dandelions or unwanted smaller daisies can pop up all throughout your lawn, and flowerbeds.
The best solution to this is get in early in Spring and get on top of your weeding.
- Sow/ Repair Patches in the Lawn
The best time to do it is in early Spring, so your lawn can grow back by early to mid Summer. Find some of the patches, and either reseed your grass or use turf patches.
Once seeded, give it good water and wait for a few days to see results.
- Give the Lawn it’s First Mowing of the Season
I get it, during the colder months it’s harder to motivate yourself for some lawn and garden maintenance. Your grass especially tends to not grow too fast during Winter, so there’s isn’t a huge call for mowing it. However, from Spring through Autumn, it will grow pretty quickly!
Get a head start on it by giving it a good trim at the start of Spring. This might also help in unearthing some weeds that have been hiding in your grass.
- Organise Your Shed
It’s really important to get across the state of your shed from early on. You will want to organise your garden tools like your rake, fork, spade etc. You can also work out what needs replacing or adding in your collection.
There’s nothing worse than looking for your strimmer for example, and not being able to find it because of a messy or neglected shed!
- Top Up Soil in Garden Beds
Your garden soil may be in poor condition after Winter. It’s a good idea to dig in an extra 5cm layer of compost, manure (or high quality soil) to prepare your beds for the growing season.
- Plant Your Vegetables!
Other than the vegetables that thrive when sowed in Winter, many vegetables love being planted in early Spring to grow throughout the Summer. Prepare the veggie patch by keeping it free from weeds and well fertilised.
Things to sow this season include carrots, lettuces, spring onions, spinach, leeks and beetroots.
- Put Supports on Your Perennials
According to experts in landscaping sydney, ideally, you should place your plant supports in early Spring, before the plants have grown too much.
Staking too late in Spring is more tricky and can potentially cause more damage to your plants.
- Sow Sunflowers!
Pick the sunniest spot of your garden, and sow directly into the soil if possible.
Sow early in spring and stand back to see great results by mid Summer, or before.
- Dust off the Barbie!
Lastly, and most importantly of all, don’t forget to get out in the garden and enjoy it! Once you’ve brought your garden up to speed, make sure you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Get the barbecue on, get some snags and have a nice lunch out in the back garden.
Need A Little Help Getting Your Garden Tip Top This Spring?
The gardening experts at Amico know what to do in your garden this Spring, and are more than happy to give your garden a helping hand this season.
Give us a call today and make sure your garden gets into tip top shape so you can enjoy nature as it’s meant to be!