Spring is around the corner and it’s finally time to roll up the sleeves and put on the garden gloves. We’ve put together a list to help you lay the foundation for a great looking garden.
1. Clean up, blow away and rake
Once spring arrives it’s time to get going with the spring-cleaning. First of all, use a rake or a leaf blower to remove the layers of leaves that can lead to the grass moulding or decaying. The leaves and leftover organic material are an excellent addition to the compost.
2. Clear away weeds
Get rid of weeds as early as possible, before the sun gives them energy to grow. Cut away withered leaves from cultivated parts of the garden.
3. Loosen the soil
Soil loosening creates a better-looking flowerbed by making it possible for the oxygen to reach the roots of the plant. Hand tools make do for smaller beds, but if you’re working with larger areas you should use a rotary cultivator. It’s also possible to add a tiller attachment to some of the Husqvarna trimmers, which means one less tool in your garden shed.
4. Prune the trees
Fruit trees need pruning in order to stay healthy and bear fruit. Pruning should be done during the spring, but be careful not to do it too early as the incisions can dry out if the temperature drops below zero. Note that trees that carry stoned fruits, such as cherry, apricot, plum and peach, should not be pruned in the springtime.
5. Trim the hedges
Hedges with leaves should preferably be trimmed during the winter or early spring. Conifers are better trimmed during the growing period, once in early spring and once more in the middle of summer.Lawn Mower
6. Mow the lawn
The lawn needs time to recover after winter, so don’t cut the grass too short the first couple of times. A grass-level of 5-9 centimetres makes for a fine, sustainable lawn, ready to be used.
7. Trim the lawn
If you want your lawn to look really good – don’t forget to trim the edges.
8. Do a power product inventory
Make sure your gardening equipment is ready for the new season. Charge what needs to be charged and sharpen what needs to be sharpened.
9. Provide for the birds
If you want to give the birds a home in your garden, now’s the time to put up a nesting box.
10. Clean the patio
Once the patio is clean, you’re ready to take out a chair and enjoy the first warm, sunny day with a nice cup of coffee.