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Spring has quite literally been sprung upon us, as we look towards warmer months and sunny skies (well here’s hoping!).  

With the want to spend more time outdoors comes responsibility, and the need to have your garden in tiptop shape for both spring and summer.  

We know how important it is to keep on top of the gardening, so here’s some of our best advice for preparing the garden for spring. 


No need for weeds 

Excuses, excuses, excuses. We get that winter is cold, but there isn’t a reason for not clearing out those dead leaves and weeds.  

Not only will this give a tidier appearance, but it will allow the new plants coming through to flourish and grow.  


Think ahead 

How do you think those neighbours have beautiful blossoming plants and decorations as the summer hits? They plan in advance 

Spring is the best time to start, with the weather mild enough to not kill them off, whilst they can be in full bloom by the time summer comes around.  

Add some colour to your life by taking this simple spring step.  


It’s a bug’s life, don’t let them ruin it 

Having a sorry looking winter garden can be a blessing in disguise, as it gives you a chance to rid the garden of those unwanted bugs and animals.  

Check especially in compost as they can be hiding in there, as well as sieving through the plant, plant roots and bushes.  


Have a good spring clean  

Pardon the pun, but not only is it key to clear any dangers from the garden, but it is also a good idea to make sure your tools and equipment are sparkling clean before embarking on a makeover.  

You’ll be more in control, as well as removing the danger of any leftover bugs and harmful creatures from the winter’s work.  

It’s a simple step that will go a long way to improving your summer status with the neighbours!  


Have free reign with planting 

Don’t go for the bogstandard seeds and plants, instead try and choose something new and vibrant to plant in the garden ahead of the warmer months.  

Support independent shops and choose a colourful range of options.  

Once you’ve made your selection, then be careful not to rush things. People immediately think that spring is a perfect time, and whilst it is mostly, it can be awfully cold during the start of the season, and planting during this time will never end well.  

Instead, wait for the frost to bide over, and wait for warmer days before making your garden changes.  

Do you still have doubts about whether you’ll be able to improve your garden for spring and summer? Give J Lowther & Sons a call on 01925 394 813 and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.  

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