index How to Tame Your Garden This Spring

Spring Garden Upkeep

TSpring is the ideal time to give your garden some TLC. The weather is warm and dry without being too hot, the days are getting longer, and bulbs are starting to grow. Time to get out the gardening gloves and tame your garden ready for summer!

Have a Goal

Clearing your garden is a fairly strenuous task, so it’s good to set a goal to stay motivated. Whether it’s to plant a new vegetable patch, or having the space to build a patio, setting a goal will help you pinpoint where your garden needs taming. Remember that most things are achievable with a bit of work; tearing down that rotting garden shed to replace it with a climbing frame might take longer than some light weeding, but it will be worth it in the end!

Acquire the right tools

The right gardening tools will make the job much easier. To tame your garden, you will need:

  • Good electric lawnmower
  • Strong secateurs for pruning plants
  • Garden hoe for cleaning clearing soil and removing weeds
  • Rake for clearing and levelling soil
  • Fork and shovel for digging beds
  • Garden shears for pruning hedges and large plants
  • A kneeling pad for weeding – the bare ground can be tough on knees!

If you are missing some of these tools and can’t afford to buy them all at once, you could consider borrowing them from a trusting friend.

Enlist the help of others

When it comes to clearing a garden, the more the merrier! If you are able to enlist the help of friends and family members, you will be able to reduce the time it takes to finish everything. Once the work is completed, you could plan a spring barbeque in your new, tidy garden, and invite everyone who has helped you along the way.

Hire a Skip

Taming a large garden will naturally produce a lot of waste, from roots and weeds to more heavy materials such as wood panels or paving slabs. The ideal solution for this is to hire a skip; nearly everything can be thrown in as you are clearing the garden so you can see the progress you have made straight away.

Here at Skip It Containers, we offer skips in a range of sizes for both domestic and commercial uses. Our mini skips are perfect for general garden waste, scrap wood and metal.

Why not give us a call to discuss which of our skips is right for your requirements?

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