Spring cleaning your garden

1st April 2019

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As the warm weather emerges and all the signs of Spring make their appearance, cleaning may be the last thing on your mind. Spending time outside and in your garden can only be made possible, however, with some outdoor cleaning and straightening up. Before the fun of summer hits, before the blazing heat and aridity arrive in full-force, make your garden as tidy and dazzling as possible with these spring cleaning tips.

Garden spring cleaning tips

Gardening and lawn care is what essentially makes the exterior of a home beautiful. Ensuring that you have the right garden tools to hand will make the task of spring cleaning your garden much easier.

Looking after your lawn

The beautification of your lawn and/or garden is perhaps the most important part of Spring cleaning. A clean garden begins with a tidy, kept lawn. Begin by removing clusters of leaves or trash that can be lying around the garden. Pull weeds that might be taking over the lawn or garden.

Clear debris

If your bulb flowers aren’t growing, new bulbs might be needed. Pick up twigs, fallen branches, and deadwood. Saw off dead tree branches if necessary. If you see that shrubs aren’t blooming or their roots have uprooted, they will need to be pulled and replaced. Pull out the lawn equipment – lawn mower, edger, and weed-whacker – and get back into the spirit of lawn maintenance.

Nourishment

Fertilisation is also necessary for both Spring and Autumn. As soon as the warm weather is a mainstay, fertilize your lawn as completely as possible. Using a nitrogen-rich fertiliser-compost mixture is recommended for best results. May is the best month to create your summer garden. From planting beautiful flowers to fruits and vegetables, the soil should be adequately tilled and fertilised.

Pruning

Pull out the watering can and take a wander around the garden. Watering plants that need a little extra attention. As well as noting which shrubs will need to be trimmed (a helpful tip for that – to make clean-up a breeze, place sheets underneath the shrubs; when you prune the shrub, the buds will fall into the sheet and allow for an easy move to the compost bin).

Water plants

Ensure to water your plants once a day (unless it rains), and make sure to plant in a sun-lit area. Hanging baskets and flowers around the tree and mailbox are great ideas, but make sure not to overdo it. Simplicity will allow for a gorgeous yard (and therefore an envious neighbourhood).

Win a Haws Classic Copper Watering Set 

To kick start your garden spring cleaning, Farrar & Tanner has kindly offered a Haws Classic Copper Watering Set to giveaway to one lucky reader.

Prize: Haws Classic Copper Watering Set

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Haws Classic Copper Watering Set (AFFT)

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  • Tracy Nixon 1st April 2019 at 10:57 AM

    I love their dog accessories!

  • iain maciver 1st April 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Opinel Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

    • Sandra Fortune 30th April 2019 at 9:06 AM

      Love the natural wooden trug

  • Jane Willis 1st April 2019 at 11:26 AM

    The Le Secateur pruner looks like a powerful durable one that would really be perfect for the job

  • Jan 1st April 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

  • Joanne Beale 1st April 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Loving the Burgon & Ball Small Leather Handled Topiary Shears

  • Lisa Pope 1st April 2019 at 11:32 AM

    I like the planting line – so useful

    • Geri Gregg 2nd April 2019 at 9:33 AM

      I love the planting line, would be ideal for me

  • Marycarol 1st April 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set x

  • Grace Collins 1st April 2019 at 12:23 PM

    love the Burgon & Ball Garden Planting Line

  • Emma Walters 1st April 2019 at 12:56 PM

    i do love their Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Galvanised Trug

  • Peter Watson 1st April 2019 at 1:33 PM

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

  • Fiona Timms 1st April 2019 at 2:10 PM

    the trugs look so useful

    • Katie B 12th April 2019 at 4:27 PM

      The Burgon & Ball Small Leather Handled Topiary Shear!

  • Julia Bradshaw 1st April 2019 at 2:32 PM

    The gardening pruner looks really good quality & sturdy

  • pete c 1st April 2019 at 2:40 PM

    their Opinel pocket Saw would come in useful shortly

  • Annabel Greaves 1st April 2019 at 2:57 PM

    I love the leather gardening gloves

  • T Brailey 1st April 2019 at 3:25 PM

    I love the hand rake – cute and very handy.

  • Hazel Rea 1st April 2019 at 3:32 PM

    I love the leather gardening gloves – and the bramble gauntlets which would really protect me when gardening.

  • stephen 1st April 2019 at 3:48 PM

    I’d love the Opinel secateurs

  • Emma Larkin 1st April 2019 at 4:01 PM

    I’ve always loved those copper watering cans! I just need a conservatory to use it in!

    • Heather Hibbert 15th April 2019 at 2:15 PM

      I love the secateurs

  • Jade Adams 1st April 2019 at 4:07 PM

    I love the bronze hand tools.

  • Carrie H 1st April 2019 at 4:10 PM

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

  • Margaret Norvell 1st April 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Secateurs are my garden essential

  • Sheena Batey 1st April 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Burgon & Ball Beech Wood Garden Dibblet is my choice

  • Caron Twyman 1st April 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

  • Tracy Newton 1st April 2019 at 6:06 PM

    I love the Secateurs. I am forever losing mine

  • Natalie Burgess 1st April 2019 at 6:16 PM

    I love the planting line xx

  • Tracy Clark 1st April 2019 at 6:35 PM

    The PKS Bronze Musca Trowel would be my fav

  • Andrea Fletcher 1st April 2019 at 6:43 PM

    I like the Cornish handmade trug.

  • Mr Nicholas Craig Bootle 1st April 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Haws Watering Can

  • Isabel 1st April 2019 at 8:35 PM

    The Spika Weeder would be really lovely, it’s very pretty and I need a good new weeder to try and tackle our shared garden area. It’s looking a bit wild!

  • Marc H 1st April 2019 at 9:21 PM

    The Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set looks great.

  • John Prendergast 1st April 2019 at 9:35 PM

    I like the Burgon & Ball RHS Classic Pocket Knife Gift Set

  • Corinne Henson 1st April 2019 at 9:51 PM

    The Cornish handmade trug is cute

  • Janet powell 1st April 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Brilliant competition

  • cheryl hadfield 1st April 2019 at 10:45 PM

    I love the Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Galvanised Trug

  • Karen Langridge 1st April 2019 at 11:14 PM

    The mist sprayers are very cute, I love them! x

  • Solange 2nd April 2019 at 12:09 AM

    I love the leather gardening gloves.

  • Kevin000 2nd April 2019 at 12:46 AM

    I like the Burgon & Ball Dig The Glove Leather Gardening Gloves – Tweed

  • Becky Yeomans 2nd April 2019 at 9:36 AM

    I am loving the Burgon & Ball Dig The Glove Leather Gardening Gloves – Tweed. They look so stylish!

  • Sadie Coffin 2nd April 2019 at 9:40 AM

    I love the cornish trug, so cute

  • Emma H 2nd April 2019 at 10:48 AM

    I love the Indoor Metal Watering Can.

  • Helen B 2nd April 2019 at 12:03 PM

    All their hand tools look good but I really like the Haws Leather Bucket Bag 🙂

  • Helen Tovell 2nd April 2019 at 1:56 PM

    I love the Provenance Co. Cornish Hand-made Trug

  • Christine Caple 2nd April 2019 at 4:47 PM

    I like the green watering can.

    • Chantelle Kemp 27th April 2019 at 4:51 PM

      I’m loving the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

  • Lisa Parker 2nd April 2019 at 5:39 PM

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set, as it contains the tools I need to keep my garden looking great.

  • Fiona jk42 2nd April 2019 at 11:30 PM

    I would love a good quality pair of secateurs as I don’t have a lot of strength in my hands so struggle to use cheap ones.

  • Jayne Townson 3rd April 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win, this would be so handy for looking after my plants. They have some great things to choose from, I like the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

  • Kim M 3rd April 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Love the Cornish Hand-made Trug x

  • janine atkin 3rd April 2019 at 6:33 PM

    i love the Vega Hand Fork

  • Caroline Tinsley 4th April 2019 at 9:08 PM

    I like the colourful box set, I’m always drawn to bright colours!

  • Ruth Harwood 5th April 2019 at 10:38 AM

    I do need some more gardening tools, especially one of the Opinel Le Secateur Gardening Pruners

  • judy Kennedy 5th April 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Opinel
    3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Heather Haigh 5th April 2019 at 1:59 PM

    This is just gorgeous. I also love the cornish hand made trug.

  • Rhia P 5th April 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Ooh I used to have opinel knives and they were great, so I love the look of that 3-piece box! Also- you were not wrong about the trugs, how lush are they?!

  • Susan Smith 5th April 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Love the Bronze hand tools, very posh

  • Rachel Butterworth 6th April 2019 at 12:18 AM

    I like the Classic Pocket Knife.

  • Catherine Keating 6th April 2019 at 8:25 AM

    A durable pruner would be a real gardening bonus

  • Rich Tyler 6th April 2019 at 11:28 AM

    I also love the trugs!

  • leanne abel 6th April 2019 at 4:28 PM

    I love the Burgon & Ball Dig The Glove Gardening Gloves in Denim

  • Helen W 7th April 2019 at 11:53 AM

    i love this Haws Slimcan Watering Can perfect shape for the smaller garden

  • katrina walsh 7th April 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Carol Thomas 8th April 2019 at 12:45 AM

    My personal choice is the Provenance Co. Cornish Hand-made Trug which i love. It is so quint essential and English

  • Amy Bondoc 8th April 2019 at 2:58 AM

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Hekna 8th April 2019 at 5:50 PM

    I quite like the Burgon & Ball denim gardening gloves. Look sturdy but quite smart too.

  • Nadia Josephine 8th April 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Love the 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set its so lovely

  • Sally Collingwood 11th April 2019 at 9:32 AM

    I love their cutlery sets

  • kerri copeland 11th April 2019 at 11:15 AM

    loveing thecuterly sets

  • Tanya Deliyska 12th April 2019 at 4:43 PM

    I also loved their Haws Leather Bucket Bag.

  • Robert Price 14th April 2019 at 4:54 AM

    Love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Isabell Whitenstall 14th April 2019 at 5:22 PM

    I love the hardwood planting labels. These would look so good next to my plants.

  • betsy ferguson 16th April 2019 at 5:53 PM

    I use up and wear out, pair after pair, of gardening gloves, so the hard wearing leather gloves sound good to me x

  • Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) 16th April 2019 at 8:50 PM

    I love the Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Weeder – think that would be great for attacking the dandelions!

  • Tammy Tudor 18th April 2019 at 11:16 PM

    I love the pruners!

  • Richard R 19th April 2019 at 1:08 AM

    I like the Burgon & Ball Dig The Glove Gardening Gloves – Denim, practical and stylish too

  • Jemma Dwyer 19th April 2019 at 1:52 PM

    leather gardening gloves fingers crossed

  • Ursula Hunt 20th April 2019 at 11:31 AM

    I like the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Katerina Economides 20th April 2019 at 9:58 PM

    I like the Castor Trowel

  • Pam Smith 21st April 2019 at 5:52 PM

    The Provenance Co Cornish Handmade Trug…gorgeous!

  • Faye Reed 23rd April 2019 at 11:53 AM

    The burgon & ball gardening gloves.

  • Lynn Neal 23rd April 2019 at 8:40 PM

    There are so many great things but I think the leather apron would be great for me!

  • Carole Nott 24th April 2019 at 8:28 PM

    I like the Barbour Tartan Coloured Stretch Belt

  • Michelle Ferguson 25th April 2019 at 9:13 AM

    I love the gardeners colourful box set which would cheer me up when I was gardening.

  • Purmala Shrestha 25th April 2019 at 10:30 AM

    I love the PKS Bronze Musca Trowel.

  • Clare B 25th April 2019 at 12:31 PM

    I love all the copper and natural materials they use but especially the trugs, watering cans and misters

  • Ann Skamarauskas 26th April 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Haws leather bucket bag

  • Carol Boffey 26th April 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Haws leather bucket bag

  • jo liddement 26th April 2019 at 1:18 PM

    I love the Leather Bramble Gauntlets. I’m forever getting thorns in my fingers from pulling up brambles.

  • sandy lynn ralph 26th April 2019 at 8:45 PM

    I love the look of the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Jackie Howell 26th April 2019 at 9:06 PM

    I love their Provenance Co. Cornish Hand-made Trug

  • Susan Willshee 26th April 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Ooh I love the Indoor Copper Watering Can. I’d feel very ‘lady of the manor’ with this

  • Kelly Hirst 26th April 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Love the bronze hand tools – there are lots of lovely items though

  • Meryl Thomas 27th April 2019 at 10:09 AM

    I love those leather gloves – perfect for pulling up the nettles

  • Katie Skeoch 27th April 2019 at 9:48 PM

    The leather bucket bag

  • Alison Johnson 27th April 2019 at 10:37 PM

    I like the Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Hand Rake. It would be so useful instead of having to dig the soil in my planter over.

  • Padama Jaini 28th April 2019 at 7:29 AM

    This set looks stylish and practical!

  • Kelly Roxanne smith 28th April 2019 at 8:37 AM

    The trugs are lovely ❤️

  • Allan Fullarton 28th April 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set looks great.

  • Cyril Rowlands 28th April 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Burgon & Ball Garden Planting Line

  • Natasha R-M 28th April 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Their gardening gloves look sturdy and practical – very useful.

  • Karen Tranmer 28th April 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Mist Sprayer – 300ml / Brass

  • Sheri Darby 28th April 2019 at 3:41 PM

    I love The Cornish Handmade trug

  • Anthea Holloway 28th April 2019 at 6:03 PM

    I love the Opinel pocket saw

  • Annaloa Hilmarsdottir 28th April 2019 at 6:38 PM

    I love the Burgon & Ball RHS Classic Pruning Knife Gift Set

  • Richard Saunders 29th April 2019 at 8:21 AM

    Lots of stylish stuff there, but i’m going for the copper watering can

  • Rebecca Whatmore 29th April 2019 at 1:37 PM

    I love the natural wooden trug – would use to put my home grown veggies in when I pick them.

  • ellie spider 29th April 2019 at 2:54 PM

    i really like the cornish hand made trug it looks lovely

  • Carolynn Woodland 29th April 2019 at 5:35 PM

    I love the Cornish handmade trug

  • JULIE WARD 29th April 2019 at 6:07 PM

    The indoor watering can

  • Emily Fraser 29th April 2019 at 6:34 PM

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set 🙂

  • Denise Wilden 29th April 2019 at 6:35 PM

    I do like the Cornish handmade trug

  • Hazel Christopher 29th April 2019 at 6:56 PM

    I’m with you, I think the trugs are my favourite, although I do like the sage watering can a lot too.

  • ADEINNE TONNER 29th April 2019 at 7:23 PM

    I Really Like The Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

  • Ellen Stafford 29th April 2019 at 7:44 PM

    I really love the trugs too! Thanks for the chance x

  • Cathryn Crawshaw 29th April 2019 at 9:34 PM

    planting line would be perfect

  • Diana 29th April 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Leather gardening gloves! 🙂

  • Su Brett 30th April 2019 at 1:52 AM

    Haws Classic Leather Bramble Gauntlets – they would have been SO useful this week!

  • Maureen M 30th April 2019 at 6:55 AM

    Love the pocket saw – so useful!

  • Vivien Taylor 30th April 2019 at 7:09 AM

    the hefty PKS Bronze
    Corvus Weeder, so useful.

  • Michelle Henderson 30th April 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Love the bronze trowel

  • Catherine Bullas 30th April 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Cornish handmade trug.

  • Nicola Marshall 30th April 2019 at 8:44 AM

    I love the Cornish handmade trug.

  • Philip Brett 30th April 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Great Products, and prize

  • Rachael Sexey 30th April 2019 at 9:32 AM

    I love the Cornish trug 🐴

  • lorraine kirk 30th April 2019 at 9:46 AM

    I love the Opinel gift set

  • Dawn Samples 30th April 2019 at 10:22 AM

    I really like this:
    Burgon & Ball Natural Wooden Trug – Medium

  • A.E. ADKINS 30th April 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Love the natural wooden trugs; never want to dirty them though!

  • Susan B 30th April 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Lovely range. The Burgon & Ball RHS Stainless Rounded Hand Fork looks especially well made and designed.

  • paula cheadle 30th April 2019 at 12:08 PM

    I love the Burgon & Ball RHS Classic Pruning Knife Gift Set

  • Stef Acaster 30th April 2019 at 12:56 PM

    I like the graphite watering can

  • James Travis 30th April 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Bronze hand tools

  • Ruth L 30th April 2019 at 6:48 PM

    The pocket pruning saw would be so useful round the garden!

  • Kim Neville 30th April 2019 at 6:52 PM

    I like the Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

  • Susan Fraser 30th April 2019 at 7:21 PM

    The Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Galvanised Trug is lovely and would be so useful for transporting hand tools around the garden

  • Jade P 30th April 2019 at 8:19 PM

    I love the Sophie Conran Hand Rake!

  • Tammy Neal 30th April 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set x

  • Ruth Wollerton 30th April 2019 at 8:54 PM

    I love everything especially the funky trugs xxx

  • Christine Hobbs 30th April 2019 at 9:03 PM

    the Burgon & Ball Small Leather Handled Topiary Shears would be so handy

  • Janine H 30th April 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Leather gardening gloves are something I’m seriously thinking about buying to protect my sensitive skin

  • Natalie Crossan 30th April 2019 at 11:09 PM

    The indoor watering can

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