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Spring is a crucial time for garden maintenance and preparation in the UK. Here are some jobs and tasks you can consider for your garden during the spring season.

1 Clean Up
Remove any debris, dead plants, and weeds that may have accumulated over the winter.
Rake and clear away fallen leaves.
Clean and organize your garden shed or storage area.

2 Soil Preparation
Test your soil and amend it with organic matter if necessary.
Dig over the soil to improve aeration and drainage.
Mulch flower beds to suppress weeds and retain moisture.

3 Pruning
Prune deciduous trees and shrubs before they start actively growing.
Cut back overgrown or dead branches.
Prune roses and climbers.

4 Planting
Start planting new trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Sow seeds for vegetables, annuals, and herbs directly into the ground or in containers.
Divide and transplant overcrowded perennials.

5 Lawn Care
Mow the lawn regularly, gradually reducing the cutting height.
Aerate the lawn to improve soil structure and drainage.
Apply a spring fertilizer to encourage healthy growth.

5 Pest and Disease Control
Inspect plants for signs of pests and diseases.
Set up barriers or traps to protect vulnerable plants.
Apply organic treatments if necessary.

6 Hardscape Maintenance
Check fences, trellises, and other structures for damage and make repairs.
Clean and treat wooden structures with preservatives.
Check and clean garden tools and equipment.

7 Container Gardening
Refresh the soil in containers and pots.
Plant new flowers, herbs, or vegetables in containers.
Ensure proper drainage in pots.

8 Fruit Trees and Bushes
Prune fruit trees and bushes to encourage healthy growth.
Check for signs of pests and diseases.
Apply a balanced fertilizer.

9 Wildlife Support
Set up bird feeders and bird baths.
Create habitats for beneficial insects.
Consider planting nectar-rich flowers to attract pollinators.

10 Watering
Monitor soil moisture and water as needed.
Water early in the day to reduce evaporation.

11 Planning
Plan your garden layout and design.
Make a schedule for planting and maintenance tasks throughout the growing season.

Remember that specific tasks may vary depending on your garden’s size, location, and the types of plants you have. Regular maintenance during the spring sets the foundation for a vibrant and healthy garden throughout the rest of the year.

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