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Since the pandemic started, the usually happier seasons of spring and summer have felt gloomier than ever before. Even with an end to socialising restrictions in sight, it’s still important to for us all to remain cautious where possible. If you’re stuck at home contemplating the virus’ toll on society, it’s not unusual to feel down.

While you might not be able to go out and enjoy spring in the ways that you typically would, spring garden maintenance can offer a way to get outside, be productive, and get your mind off all of the unpleasant news that keeps coming in.

This is the perfect opportunity to take your spring garden clean-up to the next level. Maybe you already know the best practices for cutting grass, but with the extra time on your hands, you have a chance to roll up your sleeves and get to work on garden errands that you might not have time for under other circumstances. These spring garden maintenance tasks include fixing up garden beds, trees and shrubs, patios and paths, and general lawn care.

Fix Up Your Garden Beds for Easy Cleaning

Start your spring garden clean-up by working on your garden beds; rake out any leaves and remove dead foliage. If you see weeds beginning to grow, pull them up before they become a serious problem. This is also a good chance to cut back and divide your perennials, as well as remove the old mulch from last year and prepare the garden beds for the new mulch.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to re-establish the borders for your garden beds if they have become overgrown. Of course, you can cut new borders for your garden beds with a shovel, but you can make the work faster and easier by using a cordless grass trimmer.

Early Spring Lawn Care

With your garden beds taken care of, you can now work on early spring lawn care. The first step is to rake and do some lawn clean-up. Remove all of the leaves and any other debris that may be covering the turf. Once you have finished cleaning the lawn, look for any bare patches or areas that look unhealthy. You can then apply a lawn repair mix to address some of the areas that need attention.

With the 3000W Trivac Garden Leaf Blower, Mulcher and Vacuum, you can improve your spring garden clean-up. This 3-in-1 power tool comes has the versatility to change between the blower and vacuum modes with just the flip of a switch. With a 16:1 mulch ratio, turn mounds of dry leaves into mulch within minutes – perfect for compost piles.

Perform Maintenance on Trees and Shrubs

Since the cold weather can be tough on your trees and shrubs, take the time to inspect them for dead or damaged branches. Use your hand saw to cut back any branches that are in bad shape. You might need to consider using a 20V cordless pole pruner/saw if you have any thicker branches that are hard to cut with your hand saw.

While you are working on the branches, take the time to look at the beds and roots for your trees and shrubs. If they have mulch, you might want to lay down fresh mulch to replace the old. Along with that, consider applying fertiliser for your trees and shrubs.

Remember Patios and Paths

As another garden cleaning chore, look at any concrete patios and paths. Most of these surfaces come out of winter looking dirty, so you can spend some of your time at home to get them looking fresh again. If you have a wooden deck, that is another surface that could use a good clean at the beginning of spring.

The 20V Hydroshot Pressure Cleaner is one of the best tools for this type of outdoor cleaning. It has a range of settings that can be good for different cleaning tasks, and it is easy to handle as you move around the garden to clean different areas. Beyond patios, decks, and paths, you can also use the Hydroshot to clean your outdoor furniture and fences.

We might have to stay at home to help society deal with the coronavirus outbreak, but that does not mean you have to stay inside. Working on spring garden cleaning will be a good way to keep yourself busy and it will also give you a reason to get outside to enjoy the nice weather.

Keep your spring garden looking its best with tools from WORX!