Spring is a great time to bring back some life into your grey, lifeless, post-wintertime garden. But if yours is a cold, soggy mess, which is pretty much like every garden across the country during this time of the year, it’s best to give your garden a good spring cleaning before changing up your landscape.
If you’re not a fan of getting your hands dirty, or if you have a pretty huge lawn to take care of with no one around to help, consider hiring garden services in Auckland. They will do everything to improve your garden’s appearance, from eliminating weeds to shaping the hedges. AA Cleaning Ltd says that such services are essential to give your post-wintertime garden a boost.
Naturally, getting the pros to do it will cost you some money. So if you prefer to save some and don’t mind digging into the dirt, here is what you need to do.
Clean Away Debris
If winter hasn’t ravaged your garden, you’re lucky. If you’re like the rest of us, you’ll need to clean up all the dead branches and sticks that have fallen due to winter’s battering. Instead of throwing them away, consider renting a wood chipper to turn all the dead wood into mulch.
Remove the Weeds
Weeds sprout up as soon as the mercury rises, so get rid of them as quickly as you can. Use pre-emergent weed control if they haven’t had time to grow yet, and a post-emergent one if they’re already there.
Rake Dead Leaves and Twigs
A bed of leaves over your lawn will keep the sunlight out of the grass. If you want a good-looking lawn, you’ll have to grab the rake and get moving. If you have dry leaves, you can use them for compost. If you’re using compost for your garden, you will never run out with that huge pile from winter.
Prune Overgrown Bushes
Encourage new growth by pruning and trimming weatherworn plants. Cutting off old canes from your grasses and perennials will also make way for spring growth. If you want your annuals and perennials blooming all year round, prune out old flowers to give room for new buds to grow.
If you plan to make any changes to your landscaping, create a blueprint to serve as a guide. If you have major changes in mind, it might be helpful to get in touch with a professional landscaper for advice to help you make better decisions and avoid costly mistakes down the road.