During coronavirus we are all finding ourselves at home during lockdown. With the gorgeous spring weather upon us, this is a great time to get your garden into pristine style. Whether you have a green thumb or not, now is your gardens time to shine. Lockdown guidelines show us that we cannot travel for any unnecessary means, and with most shops shut, it can be quite hard to think about how you can create the perfect garden for your home. We have put together a guide on how to get your garden looking gorgeous at a low price. Isolation doesn’t mean you can’t get creative, so put your spring clothes on and get ready for a gardening lockdown spring clean.
Britannia International Movers know how important it is to have an outside space that looks beautiful, so whether you are thinking of moving in the near future or making your home more comfortable for you, there are many benefits to using this time to create a beautiful garden. House value can go up with a well-maintained garden, giving potential buyers a look into how beautiful the properties garden can look is definitely a big plus for a buyer. If you aren’t planning on moving, creating a beautiful garden is a great idea for you and your family.
The garden is a place where relaxation and creativity can flow, as well as being the perfect place for a summer gathering once lockdown and social distancing measures have been eliminated.
Spring brings moist, soft soil, which is the perfect time for removing weeds. The lockdown and weather give you the perfect excuse to crack on with gardening due to the extra free time you have on your ‘green hands’. This is the perfect opportunity to weed unattractive plants out with your bare hands. It is the best choice to manually weed as it avoids all sorts of chemicals and herbicides.
Renovating Your Green Space
Once you have completed the manual weeding process it is time to think about your lawn. Spring is the best season to renew and re-seed your lawn. If you have a good healthy lawn already, now is the time to mow it and get it up to great standard.
If your lawn isn’t looking too healthy, now is the perfect time to renew this area. The lawn covers a large portion of the garden, so it deserves to have a bulk of time spent on it. Here are some tips on renewing your lawn:
Prepare Your Soil
The first step is to prepare the soil, to do this you will need to till the ground, which can be manually completed, however, if you have a larger surface this may require the use of a rototiller. The next step is to remove as many rocks, stones, stumps, and other pieces of wood as you can, this will help you clear the area as much as possible before sowing. Don’t forget to level the round as to minimise outcropping lumps of earth.
Sowing your Lawn
If you have access to a seed spreader this can help you spread the seeds as evenly as possible, however if you do not have access to a seed spreader at this time, manually spread your seeds. Practice cross-seeding whilst sowing the lawn, and lastly cover the seeds thinly with a rake, always in same direction over the seeds.
Pack the soil and water
If you have access to a grass roller you can flatten the earth and ensure that the seeds and soil are pressed together. If you do not have access to this tool, you can do this manually, however, this will take some time. Directly after sowing, water the seeds and soil, don’t forget to do this daily in the next coming days unless it rains. Recommendations say that you should water daily until the grass starts to sprout. To maintain the lawn, mow as soon as the grass sprouts reach 3 to 4 inches and run a grass roller along it for the last time.
Trimming and Pruning
Spring and lockdown bring perfect timing to start trimming the plants in your garden that have finished their winter blooming. Hedges can also be pruned at this time of year too. Bushes such as a rose bush can be pruned now too if you already haven’t got around to this task.
Britannia Movers International are not doing removals at the current time in lockdown, but we are able to help you with any removals questions, please contact us for more information on our removals services. We have updates on our business operations during the COVID-19 crisis, which you can find more about here.