If you are thinking of putting your home on the market in 2022, or simply just want to give your garden a spruce up, here are a few tips on how you should prepare your garden for spring to ensure it’s looking its best.
Spring Clean Your Garden
While you may be thinking of what you’d like to plant this year, first you need to clear out any weeds, mulch or debris. Consider it a spring clean of your garden! Remove any weeds but don’t leave them lying around or seeds will germinate, and they will try to compete with your other plants! Any mulch or weeds can go into a working compost pile where the heat will kill them. If you’re looking to put your house on the market, you want your garden to look its best for prospective buyers, so having a spring clean is the first step.
Early spring is the best time to start pruning, especially for those plants that bloom on new wood. Pruning early on allows you to shape the branch structure before the buds start to grow. Plants that need pruning at this time of year include Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Lonicera (Honeysuckle), Hydrangea paniculate, Rose and Wisteria.
Remember, before you start snipping bits off all your plants, remember to clean your pruners between plants to prevent the spread of plant diseases!
Prepare Your Soil
Once the harsh winter weather is over, start preparing the soil in your garden beds. Loosen any compacted soil and add some compost to improve texture, nutrient content and moisture retention. You should also water the soil lightly.
Set Up New Planters
While preparing your soil, if you have seen new arrangements you’d like to add in, or if you’ve just moved house and are starting to make a garden your own, set up any new raised flower beds or planters now, ready for early planting. This gives the soil chance to settle.
If you are tidying up your garden ready for prospective buyers and are interested in having a free no-obligation valuation of your home, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0121 362 7878 to find out more.