Thursday, 24 December 2020

Cleaning up the Garden Made Easy!

{Collaborative Content} We may be in the middle of winter, but spring is just around the corner and you will likely be keeping an eye on your garden over the next couple of months. Getting your garden tidied up and in good shape isn't just a springtime activity, and it's important to remember this. You did the big clean up in the autumn ready for the winter, but you need to do it all again soon enough. If you keep on top of the mess in the garden through the winter, you're going to have far less of a job once the spring comes around.


Tidying up the garden may not be as easy as raking the leaves and dead-heading any plants. It can mean grabbing the help from a local tree surgeon to get your branches off the top of the garage and away from the gutters. You need a garden that's tidy so that you don't end up with clogged drains and blocked gutters, and tidying is the best place to start. So, with this in mind, we've got some tips for you to keep your garden as free of mess as possible through the rest of the season.
 
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Pick up the rubbish. It may not be yours, but the rubbish that blows into your garden from the neighbourhood by the wintry winds needs to be picked up. Wear gardening gloves, and you won't have to touch anything directly. Be careful of any broken glass that can occur as the result of broken greenhouse glass in the bad weather, and you'll ensure that your lawn grows healthily and free of any trash.
Grab a rake. Taking a rake to the leaves in your garden will make a big difference to the way that it looks. You can prevent any mould starting on the lawn because of the snow, and you can give it a good once-over to get rid of remaining mushy leaves after the snows have fallen.
Make the bed. We're not referring to the bed in which you sleep, but the one in which you plant your flowers. Go through the beds and pull out any weeds, old flowers, dead leaves and twigs. Any stalks leftover from perennial plants can also be swiftly removed, too.
Clean the tools. any tools you have for your garden need to be properly cleaned so that they don't rust through the season. You can carefully check the lawnmower and the bigger machines, too, so that you can ensure that they are all in good working order. If they're not, you know what to buy for next season.
For the tools, make sure that the blades are clean and replaced so that they're sharp and ready to go. The casing should be checked for cracks, too, as you want to ensure that your equipment is ready to use when you bring them back out for the new season.
Prune the dead branches that you can reach. You may have already called in the tree surgeon, but you can still get some of the branches cut down yourself. Pruning the dead branches and twigs will ensure that you have the whole garden tidied and ready for the new season.
Tidy through the shed. The shed shouldn't be a space that's overcrowded and stuffed with dirty tools. In fact, the shed should be in the best possible condition and cleaned out ready for storing new compost and soil, seedlings and more.

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