Excited about the best time of the year, where days are perfectly sunny and warm, and it’s time to get that barbeque out? Who isn’t? And if you’ve got a bit of a green thumb, you’re probably also excited to get working in your garden too.
Clear Out the Weeds
The ground is still soft from winter, which is why it is the perfect time to pull out those weeds that have sprouted. If you wait until the summer to pull them out, it will be much harder, since the soil will be much more dry and hard to pull out through.
If you’re looking to try out a new weed control product, get started now. That way, you’ll be able to test its effectiveness and make decisions better.
Remove the Winter Protection
Now that the threat of the frost is gone, you can quickly get started on removing the winter protection like wraps and burlap barriers. If you’ve added staking for new trees, you can now work on removing them too, especially if they have been in the ground for more than a year.
Also, if you have an edger, you can start to cut sharp edges along all your garden beds and neaten the landscape.
Get Out the Summer Essentials
Your grill, patio furniture and everything else- now’s the time to get it all ready! You might also need to give your barbeque a little cleanup before you actually start using it, and if you’re in the mood to update things a bit, also get your hands on some outdoor furniture.
Inspect For Winter Damage
The harsh winter might have done damage to certain areas of your garden, and before the summer is here, you might want to get started on fixing things up. For example, your garden fence could probably do with some extra protection for the hot and sunny days, and a fresh coat of paint.
There might also be some rust in certain wet areas of your garden that you might want to treat and clear up.
Fertilise & Get Ready
The end of the winter is also the perfect time to get the ground fertilised and ready. Once the ground thaws, you can start applying fertiliser around the trees, shrubs and perennials.