Prepare your garden for spring
1. Free the lawn and paths from old leaves and branches
First up, you need to free the lawn and paths from old leaves and branches that have fallen to the ground.
They’ll make a great addition to the compost.
Our WALTER leaf vacuum cleaner (620231) is perfectly suitable for cleaning the lawn and paths. It features a suction and blowing mode – Very practical!
2. Remove weeds:
Start as soon as possible! The sun is shining longer from day to day and allows the weeds to spread faster than one might expect.
3. Pruning trees back:
In order to keep our beautiful trees and bushes the size they should be, it is important to prune them on a regular basis.
What do we have to take care of:
- For one thing, we need to trim the healthy branches and shoots as well as cutting away all the dead branches.
- Not all plants should be trimmed during spring, some of them prefer being cut back in late summer and yet others should be pruned before spring.
- In addition to that, the pruning can have a negative impact. Especially on ornamental bushes that require natural growth.
4. Cutting hedges:
Different hedges are pruned at different times of the year depending on the species. Deciduous hedges are pruned in winter or early spring, while conifers are pruned once in February and later again in summer. When trimming the hedges, always make sure that the lower part is not narrower than areas above, so the hedge will not throw a shadow on itself.
This point should not be ignored. It makes the lawn denser and more durable overall and enables more oxygen to reach the roots. The right time to scarify the lawn is usually between April and September. However, if the lawn is used intensively during the summer months, scarifying should be done in spring and late summer. After scarifying, the lawn should be given a few weeks to regenerate.
The WALTER 2-in-1 electric scarifier and lawn aerator (612330) makes scarifying easier than ever.
6. Lawn mowing and trimming the lawn edges:
It might appear complicated at first sight, but in reality, it is not that difficult. If you stick to a few basic guidelines, mowing your lawn will be quite simple. What is important is to mow the lawn at the right time and cut to the right length with the correct tools.
After the winter, the lawn should be trimmed once or twice a week after the initial cut in April. This will vary depending on climate conditions and the individual fertilisation behaviour.
The optimum cutting length for an ornamental lawn is approximately 2.5 - 4 cm and 3 - 4.5 cm for a play lawn.
7. Cleaning terrace floors:
Winter is over and the patio coverings are often covered with moss, the paved terrace is buried under a layer of algae and the garden furniture is also in need of a good spring clean. The high-pressure washer provides a simple and efficient solution to avoid unnecessary strain during cleaning.
Note: Keep a suitable distance and low pressure when using pressure washers, otherwise coatings may come off.
Thanks to the WALTER checklist, our oasis of well-being can be prepared for spring and our garden will shine in all its glory again.
We wish you the best of luck!