Get Ready for Spring

30 Mar

Beryl Harris shares her spring gardening tips with the Master Gardeners of Ontario.

The first day of spring is now passed – the sun is bright and warm(ish). We are all desperate to get out into the garden and start gardening but let’s take a look at a few steps that will make our lives easier.

We take our wonderful tools for granted ‐ our pruners, clippers, loppers, hoes and rakes. If they have dirty blades and dull edges, we negate their usefulness and make things a little more difficult for ourselves. Starting with a damp cloth, wipe off any dirt that you forgot last year. Sand off any rust spots with either sandpaper or steel wool. Wipe the blades with a soft oil‐soaked cloth. Any oil will do. Linseed oil makes wooden handles look like new. Tighten any bolts and screws that are loose and sharpen anything that needs it…

READ MORE at Get the Garden Ready for Spring

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One Response to “Get Ready for Spring”

  1. garden centre belfast October 18, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    RSS Subscribed! Great informational resource,I will tell a friend 🙂

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