16 May Tips to prepare your garden this Spring
Contrary to what the weather has been like over the last couple of weeks, spring is in full swing and we’re taking a look at some of the things you can do to make your garden the perfect environment for enjoying throughout the summer. At Warfield Park we are very lucky; we live in one of the greenest parts of the country, but still have access to all the conveniences of a medium sized town.
The site in general, is maintained by our team of hardworking gardeners, and all of our park homes come complete with a private garden space. In fact, we think it’s one of the reasons we’re counted as one of the best park home addresses in the country. So we’ve put together a few tips to help you get your garden ready for the summer.
Plant summer bulbs now
With the weather still being a little wet and somewhat cooler than the height of summer, there’s still time to get your bulbs planted. If you’re quick you can plant lilies and gladioli in time for the fair weather. Alternatively you can always cheat and pop to your local garden centre to give yourself a head start.
Tidy up flower beds
With the weather improving, now is a good time to get outside and give your planting areas a general tidy up. Remove leaves and other autumnal detritus from the beds and borders and cut back any dead growth to clear some room for new occupants.
Spring clean your greenhouse
If you have a greenhouse, this time of year is the ideal time to give it a clear out. Wash the outside of the greenhouse with glass cleaner/detergent to ensure as much light makes it through as possible. Remove any general moss, algae and general grime in order to get the space ready for your new seedlings and cuttings.
While clearing out your beds and planting areas it is important to keep an eye out for pest larvae. Check established plants for hibernating pests, aphid colonies, slugs and snails – they’ll start to cause you trouble as the weather improves. If you choose to use insecticides, please make sure you use one which is friendly to other wildlife such as Neem Oil.
If you don’t already have one, a good way to stop your garden going thirsty during the drier weather is to install a water butt. They come in an array of different shapes and sizes and are really useful in the lead up to the summer. You can keep watering your garden and help the environment at the same time.
This is the ideal time of year to take care of those little outdoor jobs which have been playing on your mind. Get outside and mend that hanging piece of trellis which was damaged in a winter storm, give the fence a little spruce up with a coat of wood protector and give the patio a jet wash.
Of course there’s lots you can be doing to help your garden bloom and our friendly facilities experts are happy to give you some advice should you see them working in the park.
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