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  • Spring Gardening: Five ways to get your Garden Ready for the New Season


    It has been a long, cold, wet winter. The days have been grey and it has felt like spring will never arrive. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Bit by bit the days are warming up and blue sky is peeking through the clouds, which means only one thing… spring gardening!

    That’s right, it’s time to head to your garden sheds and dust off those tools.

    spring gardening 11. Carry out essential maintenance

    Spring cleaning shouldn’t just be limited to the home!
    Cleaning up your outdoor space is all part of spring garden maintenance.

    It’s easy to let things get out of hand while the winter rain keeps you cooped up inside, but now is the time to get on top of any overgrowth. Trim back those shrubs and trees, clear up stray leaves, mow the lawn and get rid of those weeds.

    spring gardening 22. Create a patch for wildlife

    What better use for off-cuttings and debris than a wildlife patch? Things like dead wood support a whole range of bugs, birds and mammals, so don’t be too hasty with the waste you have cleared from your garden.

    Another great way to turn your spring garden into a wildlife haven is by leaving an area to overgrow, especially if wildflowers are prone to popping up. These are perfect for bees.

    spring gardening 33. Get planting

    The most unlikely of our spring gardening tips: get planting! The season of life isn’t too late to help your garden grow.

    Spring is prime time for dahlias and summer flowering bulbs, as well as vegetables such as spinach and peas. And that isn’t all: spring is a great time to plant fruit trees and sew seeds for summer bedding plants.

    spring gardening 44. Give paving some TLC

    How lovely are those days when you can sit in the garden and just enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face? Or even invite round your nearest and dearest for al fresco dining and drinks

    Don’t let mucky or cracked paving spoil the beautiful scene – take advantage of the brightening spring weather to give it a good clean and replace any tired flags.

    spring gardening 55. Feed everything!

    Spring is the season of life, so it’s only right that one of our spring gardening tips involves feeding absolutely everything in your garden! Fill up bird feeders, water your plants and fertilise lawns to ensure that everything is in tip-top condition for the summertime.

    Are you ready for a spot of spring gardening? Is your shed heaving with tools that need a good airing? Take not of these gardening ideas for spring and, by summertime, your beautiful outdoor space will be bursting with life.

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    Wood attracts insects and pests, so it's vital to put measures in place to prevent this - or to get rid of them if they've already made themselves at home in your garden shed.
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  • Free standing garden shed or lean to: which is better?

    The answer to whether a free standing shed is better than a lean to depends upon what you want to use the shed for and how much room you have in your garden. Here, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each so that you’ll have a much better understanding of which is the right shed for you.
  • Choosing The Right Garden Shed in 7 Simple Steps

    A garden shed is a major investment so you need to make sure you buy one that is right for your specific needs. To get it right, here are the seven simple steps you need to take...
  • 6 Ways To Turn Your Garden Shed Into a Tardis

    By using storage, you can create space and stop wasting time on trawling through accumulated clutter to find essentials. We've come up with six ways you can turn your shed into a Tardis
  • 7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Garden Shed Tidy

    Now is the ideal time to unlock the shed doors, blow away the cobwebs and give your garden shed a much needed tidy. Helping you make the most of the limited space you have we’ve come up with 7 ways to keep things organised in your garden shed…
  • 5 Different Uses Of a Log Cabin

    Requiring no planning permission log cabins are being erected in gardens up and down the country and are being used for a number of purposes. We’ve come up with 5 of the most popular uses of a log cabin…
  • 5 Differences Of Wooden and Metal Sheds

    There are a number of pros and cons for both wooden and metal sheds, which is why we've come up with 5 differences which could help you decide on which material would best suit your requirements.

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