Spring is the best time for deep cleaning your garden and patio for dirt that accumulated during winter. The weather is starting to warm up and you are definitely going to spend time outdoors.

Patio and garden spring cleaning helps you to prepare for more outdoor entertainment, sun-basking, and overall having a vibrant garden that’s thriving with plants.

But how can you effectively clean your garden and patio?

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Deep cleaning your patio and garden will be difficult without the right equipment. Here are some of the tools, chemicals and equipment you’ll need. 

Cleaning Your Lawn

Your lawn may look neglected due to the ugly mess that winter usually creates. Once spring sets in, this is the first place that you should act on.

You need to clean your lawn, take care of the plants, bushes, as well as the patio structure. To clean the lawn effectively:

Remove Weeds

Weeds can be found anywhere, from the cracks in your patio to your yard. If they are in your patio, they become unsightly and it may be difficult to pull them out since the roots may have established themselves beneath the concrete.

In this case, you can’t effectively pull them out or remove them with a herbicide. The best way to remove the weeds is by pruning the top part and them filling up the cracks.

You can do this by using small paving stones to ensure that they don’t come back. Weeds in your garden may inhibit the growth of plants by absorbing all the important nutrients.

It should be noted that they usually start to grow with vigour at the beginning of spring due to the warmer environment.

Use a hand weed tool to remove new or emerging types of weed. In case your garden is infested with persistent types of weeds such as onion weed or oxalis, then use an environmentally-friendly herbicide for spot treatment.

Plant More Vibrant Colored Flowers

Generally, early spring is the best time to plant vegetables. You definitely want to harvest a handful of plants before the cold season sets in again. However, you need to also set your garden into that summer mood. So, why not plant more vibrant coloured flowers?

This is the best time to add those beautiful flowering bulbs. Flowering spring annuals help to add life by giving your garden a quick and natural facelift.

For instant benefits, add pot plants such as tulips and daffodils. Besides that, you can add in varieties such as pansy and cineraria.

Don’t forget that there are those plants that will bloom later in the year. So, you can add in summer favourites such as phlox, punnets, and petunia.

In order to create an attractive bubble of flowers, plant the seedlings in large pots or well-tended garden beds.

Repot Your Plants

Over the cold season period, some important nutrients may have depleted and important soil organisms may have died as well. So, the current soil that sustains your pot plants may not have the vital nutrients that it needs for growth.

Spring is the perfect time to do this as you wait for your plants to bloom. Repotting allows you to replace the nutrient-free old soul with new nutrient-rich soil.

Understand that mould, pests, and diseases usually infiltrate in the soul of a potted plant if left for long.

Remove Dead Plants

Winter is a brutal season and some plants never make it to experience the warmth of spring. When you’re spring cleaning your garden, the first task should be to remove dead annual plants that couldn’t withstand the icy cold.

It’s important that you remove them since they will not grow back and they will be taking space. Not that compositing debris isn’t good for the surrounding plants since they usually harbour serious diseases as well as nasty insects.

Note: this doesn’t apply to plants only but also dead leaves. They make the garden dirty and may also be used as shelters by pests and other insects.

Garden and Patio Cleaning Schedule

Create a regular cleaning schedule. Dirt never stops to accumulate whether you are responsible for it or not. For instance, dust usually accumulates out of nowhere with time and it’s your responsibility to ensure the patio is clean.

On the other hand, dead leaves and branches in addition to weeds are some of the things that you will constantly find in your garden.

You can clean in bits, but make sure that you make it a habit to remove dirt after a couple of days.

Deep cleaning your garden and patio takes some effort but is quite rewarding. Get everything together: check if everything is in order and plan how you are going to clean both the garden and patio frequently.