Prepare your Garden for a New Growing Season

The weeks leading up to spring are the perfect time to give the yard some much needed TLC, ensuring it's in prime condition for the months ahead.

Prepare your garden for spring to help plants, vegetables and herbs grow to their full potential.

Bunnings National Garden Care Buyer, Ashley Hazelwood, provides his top tips on how to prepare the garden for a new growing season:

1. Make sure your garden tools are clean and well maintained. Dirty tools can spread bacteria and disease that can cause plants to wither and die. It's also important to ensure you're using the right tool for your project.

2. Repair the damage caused by winter by removing any debris lying around the garden. Rake dead leaves away and clear weeds to make space for a flourishing garden.

3. Prune dead or damaged branches as often as possible. A quick trim of hedges and bushes will make the garden look neat and tidy, providing an all over polished look.

4. Adopt sustainable habits by placing dead plants and materials in a compost bin, creating a natural fertilizer to use when planting new seedlings. A worm farm is a simple way to maintain a healthy garden and your plants will benefit from the rich compost the worms produce.

5. If your seedlings aren't suitable for the winter season, grow them indoors in the weeks leading up to spring. When spring arrives, take the seedlings outside and continue to water them in trays for one to two weeks to help transition the seeds from an indoor to outdoor environment.

6. Make sure you plant seedlings in the right season.

7. Water tanks are an eco-friendly way to save water when it rains, which can be recycled on plants in the future.

For more information on Bunnings' gardening products, visit www.bunnings.com.au, or head to your local store and speak to a Bunnings team member.

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