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Top 5 ways to get your garden Spring-ready 🌸🌱

As the chill of winter gradually gives way to warmer days and longer daylight hours, it’s time to

rejuvenate your garden and outdoor spaces, in preparation for the Spring growing season!

Beginner or garden pro, these five tips will help you prepare your place for growing in the warmer days ahead.

If you're seeing lil lambies on the side of the road it's probably time to get into it.

1. Clean Up and Clear Out:

Remove any debris, dead leaves, and remnants of winter growth that may have accumulated in your garden beds. Prune back any shrubs and trees that need it to encourage healthy new growth.

2. Feed your Soil:

Healthy plants start with healthy soil. Adding compost, well-rotted manure, or organic matter (this could be green waste, grass, animal manure or even old mulch) can help improve soil structure, drainage, and nutrient content. Turning the soil and working the soil food into the ground, will provide a fertile foundation for your plants to thrive in.

If you're a bit behind, supercharge your bed by incorporating some potting mix, it's got a long-term slow-release fertiliser that will help speed things up.

3. Plant Selection and Planning:

Spring is an ideal time to introduce new plants to your garden. Consider native species that are well-suited to the climate and soil conditions - if you're not sure which to consider, we can help with this. Plan your garden layout to ensure that plants are spaced appropriately and have the room they need to grow. Grouping plants with similar water and sunlight requirements will make maintenance easier and promote healthier growth.

🤓 #gardengeeks at The Greenery

We'll have a series of chats over the growing season by Dave of Ecoseeds - he'll cover various subjects like composting, worm farms, companion planting and organics in general. He'll be able to answer all your questions about open-pollinated seeds and seed growing. These chats will be at The Greenery on the deck and they're free! Perfect timing for the beginning of Spring 🌱

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4. Mulching Matters:

Mulching offers a host of benefits to your garden. A layer of organic mulch helps conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and even feeds the beneficial soil organisms improving soil health. Spread a nice layer of mulch around your plants (about 75mm), leaving a gap around any stems to prevent moisture-related issues.

5. Watering Wisely:

As the temperatures rise, plants will require more water to flourish. However, it's important to water wisely to avoid wastage and promote deep-root growth. Water your garden in the morning or late afternoon to minimise evaporation. Where possible try and water deeply once a week rather than daily - this encourages deep roots to grow and helps make your plants more hardy.

With a little planning and effort, your garden can enjoy lush growth as spring unfolds. By following these five essential steps—cleaning up, enriching the soil,

selecting the right plants, mulching, and watering wisely—you'll be well on your

way to creating a stunning and thriving garden space.

Our team is full of enthusiasm and knowledge. If you'd like more tips for your situation come have a wander around the garden center and chat.

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