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.


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.


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

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