Spring is here, which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the warmer months ahead. After winter, your garden may need some attention to bring it back to life! Cold weather can stunt the growth of your plants and some of your previous shrubberies may have even died in the chillier seasons. To ensure your garden gets back on track, we have created this blog post to provide you with some tips on how to get your garden looking tidy again, so you can enjoy a beautiful green space all summer long.

Although you may know BS Fixings for construction and DIY products, we do also stock a range of equipment for home and gardening too! Our gardening range includes items from Wilkinson Sword, Bulldog, and Fiskars, so you are bound to find the most suitable tools for your gardening mission. By following the tips we have listed below, you will achieve a flourishing, vibrant garden once again.

  1. Assess your garden

Before you start cracking on with your gardening, you will want to take some time to assess the area, as diving straight in might be a challenge. Firstly, look out for any fallen branches, damaged fences, or plants that have not survived the winter. You will want to start by removing any debris to ensure the entire process is quick and efficient.

  1. Remove dead plants and debris

After you have made a list of everything that needs to be removed, you can go ahead and jump in! For loose leaves, use a leaf blower or garden rake to accumulate them all in one area, this way you can easily grab them, to put in the compost bin. We stock two durable garden rakes on our website; the Wilkinson Sword Lawn Rake is perfect for an at-home spruce up or if you have a larger gardening task to complete, Fiskars XL Leaf Rake will remove debris in no time.

  1. Prune trees and shrubs

Winter weather can be very harsh on trees and shrubs, so it is important to prune any damaged branches to encourage new growth. The best way to promote growth is by cutting back any overgrown or split branches to a more compact, neat shape. By doing this, more sunlight and air can penetrate throughout the entire tree, which will encourage foliage to grow. Fractured branches can also lead to diseases within your trees and shrubs, so it is important to remove them wherever possible.

We stock a variety of Pruners and Shears on our website, which will be very handy to add to our gardening toolkit!

  1. Eliminate the weeds

As you may have experienced, weeds can quickly take over your garden, especially if you have not attended to them in a while. They are incredibly invasive, so it is important to keep on top of them! To quickly remove weeds, you can pull up visible ones by hand and further use a weedkiller to prevent them from coming back. We have a variety of weedkillers online that will get rid of your weeds in as little as 1-2 days.

  1. Repair fences and gates

If you’re in a location that experiences gusty winds and icy weather, your fences and gates may be susceptible to damage. If any of your fence panels have become loose, you will need to replace them if they are no longer functional. Broken fences and gates can be dangerous to you too, so it is important to fix them swiftly. Also, check for any rusted hinges or latches on gates and replace them if necessary.

  1. Prepare your soil for replanting

Spring is the perfect time to prepare your soil for planting, to transform the space into a blooming haven. To ensure the soil is packed full of nutrients, you will need to loosen the soil with a gardening fork to remove any rocks and debris. You can further add compost or manure to enrich the soil, allowing new plants to grow strong and healthy.

Please feel free to browse our range of forks and trowels on our website – replanting has never been so easy!

Getting your garden ready after winter may seem like a daunting task, but by following these simple tips, you can have a beautiful garden in no time. With a little bit of effort, you can create a flourishing and enjoyable outdoor space. If you require more information about our home and garden catalogue or any of the other items we stock, contact us today on 03330 117818 and we will be more than happy to help.

Happy gardening!