During February, we all start to notice that the hours of sunshine increase, and many of us now can even enjoy coming home from work in the light once more as we get towards the end of the month. Spending time outdoors is very good for our health and as we notice spring returning once again, it is time to get back outdoors and work on the garden to get it ready for the frantic period of growth in the spring and the long summer days that we can spend enjoying the plants in the garden.
Before you start, it is a good idea to plan what you want to do with the garden and get everything ready for all of the activity. For example, check your lawnmower is in good repair after a winter of being stored away – if you need to make repairs to it, you can do this now, and order Mountfield parts for example, online from places like this diyspareparts.com/parts/mountfield
Check all of the other tools and the equipment that you use for gardening and give it a clean if necessary. Get rid of anything that is no longer suitable and replace it, so that you have all you need to be able to get started.
Tidying up is usually the first job on the agenda after the winter has been and gone. Things like fallen leaves and overgrown bushes all need to be tidied up ready to make way for new growth and for a garden that is tidy and enjoyable to spend time in. Cut back bushes and overgrown shrubs, and clear any leaves and other debris that may have made its way into the garden over the autumn and the winter.
If you have a greenhouse, now is also the time to get it tidied up and get some seeds started where they will be safe – despite the longer hours of daylight and sunshine, there is still very much a risk of frost, low temperatures and even snow!
Now is the perfect time to plant any bare root roses or trees that you have, providing that the ground is not frozen, so if you have plans to plant these things, now is the ideal time.