Getting Your Garden Ready for the Summer

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here, the leaves are coming back on the trees and the weather is getting warmer. Yes, it’s time to get out in the garden! There are always jobs to do at this time of year. Your lawn has remained dormant during the winter, as have your borders and flower beds, and there will be plenty of tidying up to do too!

So, where dl your start? Well, that depends upon how much time you have! Many of us work long hours these days, and when we do get home, we have family and household chores to attend to. If you have serious jobs that need doing to get your garden up to scratch, you might want to call on the professionals. This is also a good idea if you’ve moved to a new property and need the garden sorting out, or if you have trees or shrubs that need attention.

For homeowners in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas you might want to contact Green Barrow Garden Services for friendly, local advice and help on all your garden needs, and they will be more than happy to provide you with a free, no obligation quote which we believe you will find to be very reasonable indeed.

In the meantime, here are some of the jobs you can do to get your garden ready for the summer, and you can even rope the kids in too!

Tidy Up Debris

Winter weather and storms bring down branches and twigs, and blow loose debris across the garden. You can start by having a litter-pick and getting all of the stuff that shouldn’t be there removed. All those dead leaves can be raked away, and any loose sticks and branches too. It’s a fun job for a sunny afternoon – if you like that sort of thing!

Check Ponds and Water Features

A pond is always a great feature in any garden, and over the winter this will also have collected rubbish in the form of natural and other stuff that has been blown around. Use your net to remove leaves and rubbish – be careful not to net the fish – and once you have it cleared, switch your pump on and let the water clear.

Plant Bulbs for Summer

Right now is the time to be getting bulbs planted for your summer display. There are plenty of excellent hardy plants that you can buy at excellent prices, and you can fill your borders with beautiful blooms ready for the warmer season. If you have vegetable patches, make sure they are fully dug over and ready for the season’s plants.

There is plenty to do in the garden at this time of year, and it’s not all hard work, so get the professionals to do the heavy jobs, and you can then concentrate on the bits you enjoy the most, and have your garden ready for the summer and beyond. Have fun, and enjoy a beautiful garden.

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