Spring in Australia is a sight to behold. It’s invigorating to witness nature wake from its winter slumber in an explosion of colours and fragrances, especially if it is happening right in your garden. Follow our tips and gardening ideas to optimise your garden this spring.

1. Fertilise and Nourish

The winter months are coming to an end. It is time to kick-start everything all at once in your garden. Fertilising is one of the most crucial steps. It ensures your grass grows green, and your flowerbeds become luscious.

2. Pruning for Growth and General Garden Maintenance

Your garden potentially grew a little wild over the colder winter months. Regardless of the state of things, spring is the ideal time to trim your plants and give them the best chance to grow and prosper through the warmer months.

While aesthetics can matter depending on the garden, the most important thing is to prune branches and plants that have taken damage, look unhealthy or have died. And while you are pruning, don’t forget to give your hedges a trim too.

Be on the lookout for weeds and any unwanted debris that may have accumulated over the winter. For instance, check your gutters and unclog them if needed. And maybe your compost set-up requires a thorough cleaning.

Lastly, canvas your garden for pests and eradicate them before they become a problem.

If you are unsure about how to handle your garden maintenance, we are only a phone call away.

3. Review Your Equipment

It is surprisingly easy to misplace smaller gardening tools like secateurs or shovels if you’re not using them for a while. You may have also forgotten that your lawnmower blades were getting dull or that there was a small leak in your irrigation system. Said system, if automated, will also need to be set for spring and summer as your watering schedule will change. In a nutshell, take stock of what equipment you have and repair or replace what is needed so you can continue to care for your garden through spring and summer.

4. Get Sowing

Spring is when you plant, plant, and plant some more. Perennial plants should go in now to ensure they grow well. So many flowers bloom in spring. All you need to do is choose the ones you like.

These include, but are not limited to:

The list goes on. We’d love to help you make the most of your garden and can guide you in deciding what selection of flowers would best suit your taste.

5. Time for Some Vegetables

If you have a vegetable patch or have been thinking about starting one, now is the time to get your hands dirty. There are so many vegetables you can plant in time for summer. As with flowers, you have countless options. You could choose:

Vegetables are never better than when you’ve grown them yourself. It is also a great family activity. Caring for a veggie patch together will teach your children valuable lessons and is an opportunity to spend time outside and use your garden.

By following these five tips, you are well on your way to having a beautiful garden that you can enjoy through spring and summer. Jim’s Mowing can assist you with gardening services, landscaping, pruning, cleaning, and rubbish removal.

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