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The UK is no stranger to cold, wet and windy weather and areas in the North West, like Liverpool, have experienced some pretty bad weather this winter. But with daffodils slowly starting to bloom and birds singing in the trees, along with more daylight hours and warmer temperatures, spring is definitely on its way. These spring gardening tips should help.

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Is your garden ready?

After spending months shielding from the perils of winter (and COVID-19!), it’s time to head outdoors and show our gardens some much-needed TLC. It could be something as simple as pulling up weeds or pruning rose bushes to freshen up the soil. Or perhaps you’ve got big plans and want to completely transform your space?

Whilst it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs doing, the trick is to plan ahead. And, to help, we thought we’d share just a few simple spring gardening tips to get you started.

Tidy your garden

After months of inclement weather, your garden is likely to be looking a little worse for wear. But don’t panic.

Don your gardening gloves and grab your garden rake. Start by removing fallen branches, twigs and leaves and check that your flower beds and borders aren’t littered with debris. It’s also a good idea to clean out your pond (if you have one), and don’t forget to give your birdbath a good scrub.

Mow the lawn

A crucial part of the spring clean is to tidy up the lawn, so be sure to dig out the mower from the shed and make sure it is working properly. It’s worthwhile having the blades sharpened to ensure a clean cut too. This is one of the simplest but important spring gardening tips.

Once you’re ready to mow the grass, set the blades low so that you can take the grass shorter, ensuring that it grows healthily over the coming months. And, if you really wanted, you could stripe the lawn to make your garden look wider.

Trim plants and shrubs

If you have any plants that survived the winter, they will need to be trimmed to give them a better chance of blooming in the summer months. Also, overhanging branches and foliage will need cutting back. Probably best you hire a professional to help with that though as they have all the required tools to do the job quickly and safely.

Once you’ve tidied up the existing plants and shrubs, you can introduce some new additions – i.e. summer-flowering bulbs, such as lilies and freesias, or tulips to add a splash of colour to your garden. You might even consider planting some seeds and growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Add an interesting feature

Want to give your garden a new lease of life? Great, you could easily drape fairy lights along the back fence to illuminate your space, or encourage climbing plants with a wooden trellis.

But if you had a holiday cancelled – due to the coronavirus pandemic – or you’ve been saving up, you might have a little extra budget to play with. In which case, you could invest in a spectacular water feature, an outdoor seating area or a garden swing for the kids. The choice is truly yours.

Hire a skip

One of the most important things to consider when sprucing your garden this spring is how much waste you will need to dispose of and, more importantly, how you will get rid of it. Of course, you could fill your garden waste bin or drive it to the local tip, but why not save yourself the hassle and effort and hire a skip?

GSH Skips are experts when it comes to skip hire in Liverpool and have a comprehensive range of sizes to choose from. So, no matter how much garden waste you need to remove, they are confident that they can provide a skip to match your exact needs.

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