Spring is finally here and that means now is the perfect time to rejuvenate your garden. The weather might not be bright and balmy but that actually makes gardening more pleasant – the cool temperatures are suitable for working in and there’s enough rain to sustain and encourage life. If you dream of overhauling your garden to create a beautiful outdoor space for summer, don’t make the mistake of waiting until June or July to tackle it. March and April are far and away the best time of the year to pull on those wellies, dig out the spade and dust off the lawn mower…
Spring is the official planting season. It is the best time to plant a wide variety of vegetation. Trees and shrubs are best planted or transplanted at this time of the year because there is little risk of drought and the soil tends not to be frozen or waterlogged. Vegetables should also be planted in the spring time in order to give them time to mature for the harvest period. You can see a comprehensive list of what vegetables to plant in spring here.
Now is the ideal time to cut back large plants and hedges because there is little risk of damage and the plants have good weather to recover in. There is limited damage because there shouldn’t be frosts which stunt the regrowth. Plants also recover well in spring because the weather is excellently suited to them, provides enough water to aid them but not too warm or too cold so as to stunt them and stop their growth.
The winter frosts are now over and this means your outdoor plants are not at risk anymore. Frosts can also harm other projects. If you are considering laying new paving or even decking, spring is better than winter as new concrete is especially liable to damage by frost. You should not attempt major garden projects whenever there is a significant frost risk.
Everyone’s favourite season is almost here and that means excellent weather. With this more and more of us will gravitate outside for longer periods, whether that’s playing games with the kids, entertaining outside or enjoying the fruits of a veg or herb garden. Summer makes all these things possible but it is not a good time to do major work in the garden because of the extra exertion in the heat. Also by preparing your garden in spring you will be able to use it throughout the summer and not face days when the only time you spend outdoors is spent toiling.