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Things To Do In The Garden This Spring

posted 25 Jan 2018, 03:46 by Ian Harradine   [ updated 25 Jan 2018, 03:55 ]

Winter is coming to an end and spring is here. Now is a great time to give nature a helping hand.

Time for a spring clean

Rid the garden of any dead or dying plants and dig over the soil ready for replanting. Empty out any dead planting from tubs and revive hanging baskets with spring planting. Violas are always an excellent choice, giving a good show of colour. Plant them up with herbs to give you a fresh supply for the kitchen all summer long. 

Although most spring bulbs are planted in October, all is not lost. Now is a great time to plant snowdrops. This flower represents rebirth and hope. Plant them when they are “in the green” (with leaves) so they are ready to appear through the snow next spring, letting us know that the garden is waking up. 

It is a good idea to trim back ivy, which might be encroaching on paths, windows and fencing. Sweep paths and patios can clean them with a patio cleaner.

Lawn care

Improving the quality of your lawn can make a big impression to the overall look of your garden. Feed your lawn with a granular feed and apply it with a lawn spreader to ensure even application. Over-seeding can also be done in the Spring. Although September is a favourite time for this, March and May are also very favourable. The area to be over-seeded should be cut short and scarified to rid the area of old thatching. Choose a good quality seed suited to your lawn. A mix of seed, sand and soil is best.


A well cut hedge at the front of a property makes your home imposing and bursting with curb appeal getting many admiring glances, so it is important that this is done properly. At Harradine Garden Services, we cut hedges to the correct batter (a gradual backward slope).

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About  Harradine Garden Services

Harradine Garden Services is a professional grounds maintenance and garden services company. It was established over 25 years ago in 1987 by Ian Harradine  and later joined by his wife Amanda. With a joint experience of over 50 years, they use passion, creativity and science to transform gardens and grounds.

Ian Harradine,
25 Jan 2018, 03:46