Make a plan
Perhaps there were things you were going to take care of in autumn, that you never got around to doing, and if you have a big garden with lots of incomplete tasks you might feel rather overwhelmed.
The best way to move forward, therefore, is to write a list of all the nagging tasks that need to be taken care of.
This way, you have something to work from, rather than feel overwhelmed, and there’s power in progress so each time you complete something and tick it off your list, you will feel more motivated to keep going and get more done.
Some of these will have already rotten into the ground, serving as compost, yet many will still be blow against trees and the sides of your house.
It’s important to remember that rotting leaves can harbour diseases, meaning bacteria that could infect your plants.
Now is also a great time to consider deep cleaning your patio with a jet washer and specialist treatment.
Take care of your lawn
The most important thing you can do, however, is rake the lawn to ensure all debris, leaves and grass cuttings that have been left to compost are removed – as this way the lawn can “breathe” and not become waterlogged.
Adding some grass seed, at the right time, is a good idea, too.
In the spring, you will want to make sure you turn over the compost pile, but for now, you can just keep adding to it.
Remove the weeds
They might even be strangling some of your more precious plants, therefore, one of the most important jobs is to get into the garden and undertake the somewhat back breaking work of weed picking.
In winter, the weeds were free to enjoy their time, but now as we approach summer, you want to show them who’s boss!
When the weeds have been removed you want to make sure you rake the soil to maintain air flow and revitalise the ground.
Get rid of pests
You therefore want to look at pest management practices that are both humane yet effective.
Bear in mind, however, that some “pests” are actually protected species, and whilst you might not wish to share your home with them, you do need to be mindful of the ethical implications around pest management.
Also, don’t forget that your garden doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors.
Today, indoor gardens are becoming more and more common, as they add a wonderful burst of colour, freshness and vibrancy to your home.
They also provide solid health benefits in terms of their ability to create fresher air and balance humidity, which is particularly helpful at this time of year, when the central heating dries out the air.
Hopefully, this article has helped you feel more optimistic toward the fact brighter days are coming, and there are things you can do to herald in Spring, even though it’s not quite here just yet.
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