Spring is in the Air with R3

Spring is in the air and it’s time to give your garden the essential maintenance it needs to thrive during the warmer months. Here are some key areas to focus on...

R3 Spring AIR

  • 2 May 2024

1. Garden Clean-up: Start by clearing out debris such as fallen leaves, branches, and any leftover winter mulch. Rake the soil to remove thatch and aerate it to promote healthy root growth. Trim back any dead or overgrown branches from shrubs and trees to encourage new growth.

2. Soil Preparation: Test your soil pH and nutrient levels to determine if any amendments are necessary. Add compost or organic matter to improve soil structure and fertility. Consider mulching flower beds and around trees to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.

3. Lawn Care: Begin by raking your lawn to remove dead grass and thatch. Overseed bare patches and apply a slow-release fertilizer to promote lush, green growth. Adjust your lawnmower blade to the appropriate height for spring, typically around 2-3 inches, to encourage healthy roots and deter weed growth.

4. Irrigation Systems: Inspect and repair any damage to your irrigation system to ensure proper watering throughout the season. Check for leaks, adjust sprinkler heads, and consider installing a rain sensor to prevent overwatering during rainy periods.

5. Outdoor Structures: Inspect decks, fences, and other outdoor structures for signs of wear and damage. Clean and seal wooden surfaces to protect them from moisture and UV damage. Check for loose or rusty nails and screws and replace as needed.

6. Pest Control: Monitor your garden for early signs of pests and take preventive measures such as using natural repellents or introducing beneficial insects. Clean bird feeders and baths regularly to prevent disease transmission.

By investing time and effort into these essential spring maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your garden is ready to bloom beautifully throughout the season, creating a welcoming and enjoyable outdoor space for you and your family to relax and unwind.

Get in touch with the R3 Direct team to undertake any outdoor tasks, including the creation of outdoors spaces, decking, paving and storage:

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03000 999 247

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