How to Prepare Your Garden to Welcome the Spring

The colder days are over, and spring is finally knocking at the door, inviting us for outdoor walks, sun, and more contact with nature.

Those who love to see their flowers and plants, now greener, more radiant, and colourful will start thinking about the garden renovation for the spring too.

That means we should start working on the well-being of the foliage and flowers that are starting to bloom. But what kind of changes should we do to make our garden healthier and ready for the new season?

With spring just around the corner, this is the right time to get your hands on the ground. Renovating the garden, or creating one from scratch, is not as difficult as it might seem at first — even for the most amateur in the world of botany. Give your home more life and enjoy the sunny days ahead!

Welcoming the Wildlife

Before you say “Sorry, what?”. I am talking about birds. It is just me or are you also amused by the chirping and singing of birds in the garden? I love it! And I do think birds chirping are welcome any time, any moment in our lives.

All we know is they will pay us a visit during the Springtime for sure. Robins, house sparrows, Maggie pie, great tit, etc. They will all appear! For this reason, it is always a good idea to embrace their visit and treat them well. UK garden birds arrive in Britain in late April or late May to breed.

Make sure you have plenty of wild bird food available to make them stay for a while and make your garden a happier and healthier space during the warmer days.

Protect Your Plants

I still don’t have an outdoor garden. But this is certainly going to happen when I retire and move abroad. But we all know, that since winter is the coldest season of the year, it is essential to protect plants and shrubs from the harsh temperatures, rain, wind, and frost, which often extend into spring.

For this reason, it is fundamental to protect the plants during the warmer seasons too.

However, we need to be aware and ensure that the covered plants are not attacked by the diseases and pests that in this season take advantage of the humidity to proliferate.

It’s also the ideal time to replant your garden. Start by observing the state of the soil and, if they exist, remove the stumps, and create new spaces and beds to plant. Clean the area and remove dry leaves and branches that may prevent plants from making the most of sunny hours.

Don’t do drastic changes. But keep on top of the game, to make sure you are going to keep the already growing plants as healthier as they were during the winter.

Keep Composting

Not too many people talk about the importance of keeping the composting process updated during the Spring.

With so much pruning wasting, and dead leaves it is almost than compulsory to think about a compost pile, after all, you will lose a rich fertilising material in your garden if you don’t do anything about it.

Keep composting! From now on the pile only tends to increase, with the plants growing vigorously and needing more frequent pruning. If possible, invest in a lawn mower with scrap picking, to take advantage of them in composting and if you can, a branch crusher.

To enrich it even more, add peels of fruits and vegetables, eggshells, coffee powder, tea, and mate among other interesting materials that come from the kitchen.

Now, let me know what you do to prepare your garden for the spring.

*This is a collaborative post

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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