Spring at last! Bag up the green waste
It’s April, after a particularly cold and late winter in the UK. There’s been snow almost everywhere in the country in March. But we now seem to be seeing some much more settled weather, at least in the Surrey and London area. The garden has been a no-go area for many until now, with waterlogged lawns and flower beds, and fallen branches. I was sure we swept up the leaves last autumn, yet there seems to be an extra load of rotting vegetation to clear every time I venture out!
Making space – with tonne sacks
Many of us have grown seedlings or tended small shrubs indoors in preparation for the milder spring weather, and maybe now we can get stuff planted. Or maybe we have plans to create new features, such as patios, borders, raised beds or water features. In any case it makes sense to begin with the cutting back and tidying of the shrubbery, which, despite the cold weather seems to have got a head start on us, again. Bag up the green waste. Only once everything is clear will we be able to see what’s what. A great and economical idea is to hire tonne sacks, which can be dragged around fairly easily (unlike a skip!) and collected once full. Also, you can pack green waste down into them almost limitlessly, so they are really good value. You can order as many as you like. Or, if you need a bit more muscle, or have extra bulky stuff that won’t fit into a sack (unlikely), just request a collection of standard rubbish bags or piled up green waste. Either way, clear it, bag it up and get it removed.
With longer evenings we can now begin to see ahead to the real fun and enjoyment of our gardens. Let’s make the most of our gardens. It’ll soon be time for that first cut of the lawns!