How to spruce up your garden during lockdown

20th April 2020
How to spruce up your garden during lockdown

Whilst lockdown due to COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone, it has a least meant that many people now have the opportunity to give their garden some much needed love and attention. Here are four ways that you can spruce up your garden during lockdown.


Repot your plants

If your potted plants have been sitting in the same soil for a long time, then it is likely that it is low in nutrients and can hinder plant growth. It is recommended that you repot your plants every 12-18 months with fresh soil and a larger pot if necessary. At MB Wilkes, we deliver nutrient-rich soil that you can use for this.


Clear dead leaves

Now that winter is officially over and you’re likely to be spending more time in your garden, you should finally clear away the dead leaves on your patio and in your gutters that you may have been neglecting before. Not only are they an eyesore, they can also cause drainage issues.

Revitalise wooden garden furniture

Is your wooden garden bench looking weather beaten and worse for wear? Don’t worry, you should be able to save it and get it back to looking its best. First, clean off the worst of the algae, dirt and lichen with soapy water before sanding the surface once dry to remove any remaining old varnish. You can then paint or re-varnish the wood for protection.

Do some landscaping

If you are looking for something more ambitious to do whilst in isolation, then why not revitalise your garden with a landscaping project? This could include paths, water features, a patio, walls and flower beds. Before getting to work, it’s important that you plan the layout and materials you will use. For example, Scottish pebbles are great for water features whilst gravel is excellent for drainage. Our team will be able to recommend some suitable products for you if you need ideas.

MB Wilkes is offering home deliveries of soil and aggregates at this time, so you can get on with your gardening project without delay. Browse our range online or if you have any further enquiries, call our team direct on 01258 857465.

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