4 garden Spring cleaning jobs to take care of this May

After a long winter, many of us are eager to get back out into the garden, and there’s no better time than Spring. Over winter, our gardens, especially our fence panels, often get battered by wind, rain, and snow, which can leave them in a less-than-perfect state. But with the arrival of milder and longer days, it’s the perfect time to get out and start working on the tasks that will restore your garden to its former glory. This way, you can fully enjoy it during the warmer months! So, let’s take a look at what your to-do list could look like.

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Wash down your fencing

After a long and rainy winter, the first thing you’ll want to do in the garden is to check your garden fence panels and concrete posts to make sure they’ve held up well throughout the weather. If there are no visible cracks or damage, you’re all set to get started on cleaning. If any splits did appear after a particularly nasty spot of weather, or there’s been any structural damage to your concrete posts, you’ll need to address these concerns before moving on to cleaning. If you need any replacement fence posts or fencing panels, we have a beautiful, sturdy and reliable section right here at Welch Fencing!

It’s important to keep your garden fence panels clean to prevent mould and rot from developing and, of course, to maintain their appearance. To make your fence panels sparkle, all you need is warm, soapy water, a sponge, or a soft-bristled brush. Just give them a gentle scrub until all the dirt comes up; after that, give them a quick hose down. You don’t want to spend too long hosing down your fencing panels, as too much water can damage them.

Mow the lawn

Now that the sun is shining once again, it’s time to break out the lawnmower. Your lawn should be showing signs of growth now that we’re well on our way into the summer months, and if you want to keep it in top condition, it’s time to implement a weekly or bi-weekly mowing schedule to keep your lawn healthy, vibrant, and green, perfect for summer BBQs and picnics.

Sow some seeds

If you consider your seem green-thumbed and enjoy a garden bursting with colour and blossoming buds, May is the perfect time to start planting your seeds. The risk of pesky late frosts dramatically lowers as we move through May, meaning that your new blooms have a great chance of thriving in the coming months. If weather conditions are incredibly wet – which, let’s face it, you never know with English weather – it’s best to hold off on this step until early June.If the weather is mostly mild and dry though, you’re all good to go. Flowers to plant this month include sunflowers, poppies, sweet peas, cornflowers, cosmos, marigolds, nasturtium and more!

Break out the garden furniture

We don’t know about you, but it really starts to feel like summer is on the way when we get out the garden furniture! There’s no better feeling than setting up the garden furniture ready for days relaxing in the sun, BBQs and gatherings. Once you’ve arranged it on your decking or patio, most garden furniture will only need a quick wipe down with disinfectant or warm, soapy water to look brand new once again. If you have machine-washable cushion covers for your seats, give them a quick spin, and you’ll be ready to go as soon as the weather permits.

If you need help with replacement fence panels or concrete posts, just get in touch with our friendly team, and we’ll be happy to help! Feel free to contact us on 01772 336 476 or send us a quick email at sales@garden-fence-panels.co.uk and one of our experts will be in touch.