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Spring is probably one of the best seasons of the year and the milder weather entices gardeners out into the garden after the long winter, although winters of late have tended to be a lot warmer than 20 or 30 years ago. Even so now is the time to take a look in your garden shed or 6×6 summer house and make plans for the new season. The lawnmower is likely to be needed very soon. I actually cut my lawn 3 weeks ago after the hot weekend. It was not apparent at the time that the grass was very long but after cutting the grass it really showed the difference. Thankfully when I put the lawnmower away before the winter I had cleaned it with the garden hose and sprayed WD40 on it before putting in my 6×6 summerhouse and this meant I was able to get cutting straight away.
The vegetables in the garden is another area to consider. If you have the space you can plant out a large range of different vegetables. If you can plant these out over several weeks this ensure that you have a continuous supply of delicious fresh produce. Not only is this healthy, the exercise will help your general fitness and you will be able to save money as well. So a win-win on many fronts. If you have a surplus of vegetables later in the year you can store these in the garden shed. Just ensure that the building does not have any holes where mice can get in. Cover the potatoes and other root vegetable to keep the light off them and ideally of the ground.
Tomatoes and strawberries are probably some of the most tasty produce you can grow and strawberries straight from the garden can’t be beaten. They can be grown in pots in the garden or in garden grow bags. Just ensure that they have plenty of water and put in the garden where the sun shines most of the day. In front of the summerhouse can be ideal as this radiates the sun’s warmth and can keep the winds off.
This view is backed up by the gardening expert, Dan Pearson, who also says this is the time of year to dig out the trowel from your shed and to get on with your gardening duties. He provides several tips to get the gardening season under way and this will help to ensure that your experience in the garden in an enjoyable and rewarding one.
He says that planting now that Spring is here should be undertaken as soon as possible, although you need to be careful with any spring frosts. Bare root and root balled planting should also be undertaken very soon but maybe a few more weeks later in the more exposed areas will be prudent. You could consider utilising your summer building to give some shelter in these early weeks.
Planting in containers is another clever idea. Being in containers these can be moved and sheltered in the garden summerhouse, even if it’s only 6ft x 6ft, if the temperature looks like dropping. By ensuring the containers are out in the warm sun as much as possible this will give them the best start to their lives. Just ensure you keep an eye on the weather and move to the shed when it threatens.
The other side to the warmer weather is that it does bring out the garden pests as well. They enjoy the warmth as much as your new garden plants will do so you need to watch out for them to stop them in their tracks. You will find that beetles will hatch out on these sunny days so you need to keep on top of these pests on an ongoing basis. In most summer houses you will find a range of treatments to help stop them in their tracks but do ensure that it is kept locked to ensure that children can’t gain access to these treatments.
Gardeners who don’t keep treatments in their out buildings and prefer to take a more natural organic gardening approach can pick these beetles off every day although most gardeners prefer to take the easier route and to spray them. Besides the above there is a massive amount of gardening tasks to get on with and with the warmer weather can actually be therapeutic.
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