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Spring cleaning your garden

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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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143 Comments

  • Reply Tracy Nixon

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    1st April 2019 at 10:57 AM
  • Reply iain maciver

    Opinel Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

    1st April 2019 at 11:09 AM
  • Reply Jane Willis

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

    1st April 2019 at 11:26 AM
  • Reply Jan

    Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

    1st April 2019 at 11:30 AM
  • Reply Joanne Beale

    Loving the Burgon & Ball Small Leather Handled Topiary Shears

    1st April 2019 at 11:31 AM
  • Reply Lisa Pope

    I like the planting line – so useful

    1st April 2019 at 11:32 AM
    • Reply Geri Gregg

      I love the planting line, would be ideal for me

      2nd April 2019 at 9:33 AM
  • Reply Marycarol

    Love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set x

    1st April 2019 at 11:38 AM
  • Reply Grace Collins

    love the Burgon & Ball Garden Planting Line

    1st April 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    1st April 2019 at 12:56 PM
  • Reply Peter Watson

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

    1st April 2019 at 1:33 PM
  • Reply Fiona Timms

    the trugs look so useful

    1st April 2019 at 2:10 PM
    • Reply Katie B

      The Burgon & Ball Small Leather Handled Topiary Shear!

      12th April 2019 at 4:27 PM
  • Reply Julia Bradshaw

    The gardening pruner looks really good quality & sturdy

    1st April 2019 at 2:32 PM
  • Reply pete c

    their Opinel pocket Saw would come in useful shortly

    1st April 2019 at 2:40 PM
  • Reply Annabel Greaves

    I love the leather gardening gloves

    1st April 2019 at 2:57 PM
  • Reply T Brailey

    I love the hand rake – cute and very handy.

    1st April 2019 at 3:25 PM
  • Reply Hazel Rea

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

    1st April 2019 at 3:32 PM
  • Reply stephen

    I’d love the Opinel secateurs

    1st April 2019 at 3:48 PM
  • Reply Emma Larkin

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

    1st April 2019 at 4:01 PM
    • Reply Heather Hibbert

      I love the secateurs

      15th April 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • Reply Jade Adams

    I love the bronze hand tools.

    1st April 2019 at 4:07 PM
  • Reply Carrie H

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set.

    1st April 2019 at 4:10 PM
  • Reply Margaret Norvell

    Secateurs are my garden essential

    1st April 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Burgon & Ball Beech Wood Garden Dibblet is my choice

    1st April 2019 at 4:40 PM
  • Reply Caron Twyman

    Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

    1st April 2019 at 5:21 PM
  • Reply Tracy Newton

    I love the Secateurs. I am forever losing mine

    1st April 2019 at 6:06 PM
  • Reply Natalie Burgess

    I love the planting line xx

    1st April 2019 at 6:16 PM
  • Reply Tracy Clark

    The PKS Bronze Musca Trowel would be my fav

    1st April 2019 at 6:35 PM
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

    I like the Cornish handmade trug.

    1st April 2019 at 6:43 PM
  • Reply Mr Nicholas Craig Bootle

    Haws Watering Can

    1st April 2019 at 7:09 PM
  • Reply Isabel

    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!

    1st April 2019 at 8:35 PM
  • Reply Marc H

    The Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set looks great.

    1st April 2019 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply John Prendergast

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

    1st April 2019 at 9:35 PM
  • Reply Corinne Henson

    The Cornish handmade trug is cute

    1st April 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    1st April 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    I love the Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Galvanised Trug

    1st April 2019 at 10:45 PM
  • Reply Karen Langridge

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

    1st April 2019 at 11:14 PM
  • Reply Solange

    I love the leather gardening gloves.

    2nd April 2019 at 12:09 AM
  • Reply Kevin000

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

    2nd April 2019 at 12:46 AM
  • Reply Becky Yeomans

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

    2nd April 2019 at 9:36 AM
  • Reply Sadie Coffin

    I love the cornish trug, so cute

    2nd April 2019 at 9:40 AM
  • Reply Emma H

    I love the Indoor Metal Watering Can.

    2nd April 2019 at 10:48 AM
  • Reply Helen B

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

    2nd April 2019 at 12:03 PM
  • Reply Helen Tovell

    I love the Provenance Co. Cornish Hand-made Trug

    2nd April 2019 at 1:56 PM
  • Reply Christine Caple

    I like the green watering can.

    2nd April 2019 at 4:47 PM
    • Reply Chantelle Kemp

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

      27th April 2019 at 4:51 PM
  • Reply Lisa Parker

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

    2nd April 2019 at 5:39 PM
  • Reply Fiona jk42

    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.

    2nd April 2019 at 11:30 PM
  • Reply Jayne Townson

    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.

    3rd April 2019 at 1:44 PM
  • Reply Kim M

    Love the Cornish Hand-made Trug x

    3rd April 2019 at 3:20 PM
  • Reply janine atkin

    i love the Vega Hand Fork

    3rd April 2019 at 6:33 PM
  • Reply Caroline Tinsley

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

    4th April 2019 at 9:08 PM
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

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

    5th April 2019 at 10:38 AM
  • Reply judy Kennedy

    Opinel
    3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    5th April 2019 at 11:25 AM
  • Reply Heather Haigh

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

    5th April 2019 at 1:59 PM
  • Reply Rhia P

    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?!

    5th April 2019 at 9:00 PM
  • Reply Susan Smith

    Love the Bronze hand tools, very posh

    5th April 2019 at 10:50 PM
  • Reply Rachel Butterworth

    I like the Classic Pocket Knife.

    6th April 2019 at 12:18 AM
  • Reply Catherine Keating

    A durable pruner would be a real gardening bonus

    6th April 2019 at 8:25 AM
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    I also love the trugs!

    6th April 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    I love the Burgon & Ball Dig The Glove Gardening Gloves in Denim

    6th April 2019 at 4:28 PM
  • Reply Helen W

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

    7th April 2019 at 11:53 AM
  • Reply katrina walsh

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    7th April 2019 at 6:21 PM
  • Reply Carol Thomas

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

    8th April 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    8th April 2019 at 2:58 AM
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    I quite like the Burgon & Ball denim gardening gloves. Look sturdy but quite smart too.

    8th April 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Love the 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set its so lovely

    8th April 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    11th April 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    loveing thecuterly sets

    11th April 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    I also loved their Haws Leather Bucket Bag.

    12th April 2019 at 4:43 PM
  • Reply Robert Price

    Love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    14th April 2019 at 4:54 AM
  • Reply Isabell Whitenstall

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

    14th April 2019 at 5:22 PM
  • Reply betsy ferguson

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

    16th April 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    I love the Burgon & Ball Sophie Conran Weeder – think that would be great for attacking the dandelions!

    16th April 2019 at 8:50 PM
  • Reply Tammy Tudor

    I love the pruners!

    18th April 2019 at 11:16 PM
  • Reply Richard R

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

    19th April 2019 at 1:08 AM
  • Reply Jemma Dwyer

    leather gardening gloves fingers crossed

    19th April 2019 at 1:52 PM
  • Reply Ursula Hunt

    I like the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    20th April 2019 at 11:31 AM
  • Reply Katerina Economides

    I like the Castor Trowel

    20th April 2019 at 9:58 PM
  • Reply Pam Smith

    The Provenance Co Cornish Handmade Trug…gorgeous!

    21st April 2019 at 5:52 PM
  • Reply Faye Reed

    The burgon & ball gardening gloves.

    23rd April 2019 at 11:53 AM
  • Reply Lynn Neal

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

    23rd April 2019 at 8:40 PM
  • Reply Carole Nott

    I like the Barbour Tartan Coloured Stretch Belt

    24th April 2019 at 8:28 PM
  • Reply Michelle Ferguson

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

    25th April 2019 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply Purmala Shrestha

    I love the PKS Bronze Musca Trowel.

    25th April 2019 at 10:30 AM
  • Reply Clare B

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

    25th April 2019 at 12:31 PM
  • Reply Ann Skamarauskas

    Haws leather bucket bag

    26th April 2019 at 12:01 AM
  • Reply Carol Boffey

    Haws leather bucket bag

    26th April 2019 at 10:26 AM
  • Reply jo liddement

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

    26th April 2019 at 1:18 PM
  • Reply sandy lynn ralph

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

    26th April 2019 at 8:45 PM
  • Reply Jackie Howell

    I love their Provenance Co. Cornish Hand-made Trug

    26th April 2019 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply Susan Willshee

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

    26th April 2019 at 9:57 PM
  • Reply Kelly Hirst

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

    26th April 2019 at 10:34 PM
  • Reply Meryl Thomas

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

    27th April 2019 at 10:09 AM
  • Reply Katie Skeoch

    The leather bucket bag

    27th April 2019 at 9:48 PM
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    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.

    27th April 2019 at 10:37 PM
  • Reply Padama Jaini

    This set looks stylish and practical!

    28th April 2019 at 7:29 AM
  • Reply Kelly Roxanne smith

    The trugs are lovely ❤️

    28th April 2019 at 8:37 AM
  • Reply Allan Fullarton

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set looks great.

    28th April 2019 at 9:48 AM
  • Reply Cyril Rowlands

    Burgon & Ball Garden Planting Line

    28th April 2019 at 12:57 PM
  • Reply Natasha R-M

    Their gardening gloves look sturdy and practical – very useful.

    28th April 2019 at 1:45 PM
  • Reply Karen Tranmer

    Mist Sprayer – 300ml / Brass

    28th April 2019 at 2:24 PM
  • Reply Sheri Darby

    I love The Cornish Handmade trug

    28th April 2019 at 3:41 PM
  • Reply Anthea Holloway

    I love the Opinel pocket saw

    28th April 2019 at 6:03 PM
  • Reply Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

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

    28th April 2019 at 6:38 PM
  • Reply Richard Saunders

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

    29th April 2019 at 8:21 AM
  • Reply Rebecca Whatmore

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

    29th April 2019 at 1:37 PM
  • Reply ellie spider

    i really like the cornish hand made trug it looks lovely

    29th April 2019 at 2:54 PM
  • Reply Carolynn Woodland

    I love the Cornish handmade trug

    29th April 2019 at 5:35 PM
  • Reply JULIE WARD

    The indoor watering can

    29th April 2019 at 6:07 PM
  • Reply Emily Fraser

    I love the Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set 🙂

    29th April 2019 at 6:34 PM
  • Reply Denise Wilden

    I do like the Cornish handmade trug

    29th April 2019 at 6:35 PM
  • Reply Hazel Christopher

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

    29th April 2019 at 6:56 PM
  • Reply ADEINNE TONNER

    I Really Like The Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set

    29th April 2019 at 7:23 PM
  • Reply Ellen Stafford

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

    29th April 2019 at 7:44 PM
  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw

    planting line would be perfect

    29th April 2019 at 9:34 PM
  • Reply Diana

    Leather gardening gloves! 🙂

    29th April 2019 at 9:47 PM
  • Reply Su Brett

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

    30th April 2019 at 1:52 AM
  • Reply Maureen M

    Love the pocket saw – so useful!

    30th April 2019 at 6:55 AM
  • Reply Vivien Taylor

    the hefty PKS Bronze
    Corvus Weeder, so useful.

    30th April 2019 at 7:09 AM
  • Reply Michelle Henderson

    Love the bronze trowel

    30th April 2019 at 7:46 AM
  • Reply Catherine Bullas

    Cornish handmade trug.

    30th April 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Reply Nicola Marshall

    I love the Cornish handmade trug.

    30th April 2019 at 8:44 AM
  • Reply Philip Brett

    Great Products, and prize

    30th April 2019 at 9:29 AM
  • Reply Rachael Sexey

    I love the Cornish trug 🐴

    30th April 2019 at 9:32 AM
  • Reply lorraine kirk

    I love the Opinel gift set

    30th April 2019 at 9:46 AM
  • Reply Dawn Samples

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

    30th April 2019 at 10:22 AM
  • Reply A.E. ADKINS

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

    30th April 2019 at 11:50 AM
  • Reply Susan B

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

    30th April 2019 at 11:53 AM
  • Reply paula cheadle

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

    30th April 2019 at 12:08 PM
  • Reply Stef Acaster

    I like the graphite watering can

    30th April 2019 at 12:56 PM
  • Reply James Travis

    Bronze hand tools

    30th April 2019 at 1:54 PM
  • Reply Ruth L

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

    30th April 2019 at 6:48 PM
  • Reply Kim Neville

    I like the Le Secateur Gardening Pruner

    30th April 2019 at 6:52 PM
  • Reply Susan Fraser

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

    30th April 2019 at 7:21 PM
  • Reply Jade P

    I love the Sophie Conran Hand Rake!

    30th April 2019 at 8:19 PM
  • Reply Tammy Neal

    Opinel 3 Piece Gardeners Colourful Box Set x

    30th April 2019 at 8:26 PM
  • Reply Ruth Wollerton

    I love everything especially the funky trugs xxx

    30th April 2019 at 8:54 PM
  • Reply Christine Hobbs

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

    30th April 2019 at 9:03 PM
  • Reply Janine H

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

    30th April 2019 at 10:33 PM
  • Reply Natalie Crossan

    The indoor watering can

    30th April 2019 at 11:09 PM
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