With the darkest days of Winter behind us and longer, brighter days ahead, it’s time to get to work and start laying the foundations for a plentiful year – all in your own back garden!
You may be a dab hand at planting your own daffodils and roses but have you ever considered having your very own fruit and vegetable patch? Over the past few years ‘growing your own’ has become increasingly popular and it’s not hard to see why with benefits ranging from improved physical and mental well-being, fresher and more organic produce and big cost-savings.
Getting your garden prepared early is half the battle. So with Spring just around the corner, why wait? Many vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and beans can be sown as early as February and March so now is the time to get your soil into shape!
At HSS we have a variety of gardening tools and equipment to help. To start, you’ll want to get rid of all those nasty weeds which have built up over the Winter months. Our Brush Cutter Strimmers are perfect for cutting long grass, weeds and light undergrowth and are great at reaching into those inaccessible nooks and crannies. If you want to really go to town use one of our flame guns which burn off weeds and completely sterilise the ground ready for digging.
Now you can get to work on cultivating your soil with one of our Light-duty Tillers. Whether you’re preparing a small vegetable patch or a formal rose garden, tilling will loosen your soil and get lots of air through it – this will also help to get rid of compaction, weeds and rocks. For great soil, dig in some soil amendments such as compost or fertiliser. If you’re working on a large area you may want to consider using a petrol digger which will help you get the job done quickly and it’ll be much less back-breaking!
To clean up and recycle your garden waste, an electric garden shredder pulps most organic rubbish down to a mulch for composting. Watch our video to see how it works!
At last the hard work is done and your soil is nice and ready to sow. It won’t be too long until you can nip out back to pick your very own fresh salad or gaze at your beautifully scented and colourful flowers!
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