At last spring’s arrived (well nearly) and if you are putting your home on the market – is your garden ready? To prepare your garden to be ‘on show’ at the right time – your open for inspections – follow these helpful and handy tips.
- Feed your lawns to encourage new growth.
- Prune back spring bloomers after their ‘show’. Once pruned, feed them.
- Now is the time to re-pot plants. This must be done at the beginning of spring. Plants that have been in pots for two to three years will need re-potting, as well as those that are reaching their pot limit – the main growth is during this season.
- If your lawn took a hammering during winter, now is a good time to lay new turf.
- Apply a slow-release fertiliser to your garden – this way your whole garden can take advantage of any late rains.
- If you have citrus, mid spring is the time to fertilise.
- Apply a thick layer of mulch.
- Prepare for sowing your summer veggies – beans, sweet corn, pumpkins, zucchinis and cucumbers. You can also plant potatoes and sweet potatoes (warm areas).
- Do you want a lovely herb garden (they look fantastic in a nice pot on your deck or in a window box)? Spring is ideal for planting basil and dill.
- Keep on top of weeds on your paths and driveways by spraying regularly.
It is amazing how much a garden or freshly planted pot plants can brighten up your garden. This is one area that shouldn’t be overlooked if you are thinking of selling.