It’s important to consider the tools you’ll be using for your garden spring clean. Make sure you clean your tools with soap and water before getting stuck in, and understand what tools you should be using for each job. When pruning for example, try using secateurs for smaller shrubbery and for thicker plants use loppers.
If you want to get a head start on the growing season, it’s not too late for you to sow seeds indoors. Starting plants from seeds is not only cost-effective but it allows you to enjoy watching new life grow! Depending on the plant, you’ll need small containers and pots for your seeds to grow in, as well as enough space and light in your home.
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Once the seeds have grown into young plants and the weather outside is warmer, it’s time for them to be planted in your garden.
Before you start planting, it’ll be useful to work out which areas of your garden and flowerbeds are most ideal for your plants. For example, if your garden has a lot of shade, make sure you choose shade-tolerant plants for these spots and that taller plants don’t block the sun from shorter ones. If you have any questions when considering which plants to buy, your local garden centre will be on hand for any planting recommendations. It’s also a handy idea to check the dates of any new purchases, so you know when to get planting!