What needs to be done in the garden when its time for spring clean?

When spring clean comes around, it’s a great opportunity to have a thorough look at your home and not just clean, but you can also find all those things you’ve been holding onto and never using, and then get rid of them once and for all. But it doesn’t have to be just inside your home, when it comes to spring cleaning, your garden can benefit too.

However, whether it’s for a commercial property, strata complex or large estate family residences around Victoria BC, knowing the best way to approach a spring clean for a commercial property garden can be difficult. Here is our advice on the best garden spring cleaning strategies for you.

Have a plan

Dealing with your garden in a spring clean means there’s a lot of work to do. If you are doing it yourself, create a plan so that you can fit it all in around your schedule, allowing a few weekends to get all the tasks done. An alternative is to use a commercial garden maintenance company, who will schedule maintenance programs for you to ensure everything is done on time.

Take out your dead!

You don’t have to re-enact the black plague, but you do need to begin by getting rid of all the dead waste in your garden. From composting leaves and other unwanted material to the dead annuals, get it all out the way so you can see just what really needs doing in preparation for your spring bloom.


From trees to woody perennials such as buddleia and even those that always maintain some leaf growth such as Epimedium, pruning and cutting back creates the space for spring’s new growth. You can use this opportunity to sculpt tress to avoid overgrowth into areas that may cause problems too. If you are carrying out this work yourself, finding a commercial gardening maintenance company to carry out any tree work is sensible, as specialists can accomplish this without the safety concerns you may otherwise have.

Cut the grass

If you have lawn or ornamental grass, once the garden is clear of the winter waste buildup, its time to get everything trimmed and ready for the spring where growth starts again. Once everything has been trimmed, it is also a great time to think about irrigation start up for spring too, to make sure all the plant life has everything needed to fuel that new growth.

Check the soil

Before you start spring planting, it’s a good idea to check the soil and assess its balance, after all plants will be looking for a healthy dose of nutrients to fuel the spring growth. The spring clean is the perfect time to do this, it gives you time to plan. If your soil remains healthy, you can just add a compost or fertilizer top dressing and your plants will have everything they need. However, if you find an issue, then you can deal with it before you begin spring planting, saving time and money.


A spring clean of your garden is very useful, but if you have a larger garden, such as those found at a commercial property, or large estate family residences or strata complex, then it’s worth considering a commercial garden maintenance company to take care of the work for you. Contact West Coast Evergreen Gardening for a consultation. Call us at 1-250-743-GROW (4769)

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