some call it ‘garden hygiene’ but, it is simply, really, a good darned clean up combined with a close up inspection to leave you in good stead for next year. It is what my Mother used to do before Christmas in the house – the big winter/ spring clean – so to speak.
It is absolutely necessary. If the weather has made you neglect the garden for a while [?] then here’s a little helping hand for what should be done… [off the top of my head…]
- cutting back of smaller growing plants [ieg lavanders] to prevent soft woody
- growth which may rot
- cutting back of all hedging type [ieg large fuchsia] excepy for those that may
- spring flower [ieg forsythia]
- division of herbaceous planting and replanting
- fertilising [with a relevant SRF] of trees and shrubs
- cleaning/ removal to the base of all planting of a seasons debris
- a reshaping of all lawn edgings
- the adjustment of all tree strappings/stakes
- the removal of dead wood and growth
- the removal and/ or treatment of all weeds
- laying of bark mulch after spraying
- the cutting of all hedges
- planting of bulbs [now!]
- planning for all tree and hedge planting and the ordering of [now!]
- painting/ treatment of all fences, sheds, furniture and timbers
- birds feeders and seed – go gettem – almost there!
- fork that lawn
Once again, these are just some of the chores/ tasks that should be completed. The list is pretty much that, that will be done to my own garden. If there is anything more I should add… then just let me know; and if I can help in anyway – just pick up the telephone and I’ll be happy to have a chat with you!