Step-by-step guide Planting a Spring Border
Sow the seeds for a bright and vibrant spring garden
Spring's the time to grab your garden hand tools and plant a spring border. It's the perfect way to add your own personal touch to your outdoor space.
From garden hoes to garden rakes, here's our rundown of how to plant a beautiful border and all the hand tools you'll need to do it.
Get rid of any weeds
Before you can start planting your border, you'll need to make sure your growing patch is free from troublesome weeds.Explore our range of gardening tools
CHALLENGE CARBON STEEL DIGGING FORK
To get weeds up from the roots, use a garden fork to get underneath and force them out of your soil.
Prepare your soil
It doesn't take long to prepare your soil, but it's absolutely essential for giving your new plants the right conditions for them to grow freely.Explore our range of gardening tools
Spear & Jackson Traditional Digging Spade
You'll need to use a strong garden spade to turn over the soil. This will break up any solid, compact areas that could inhibit growth.
Challenge Garden Lawn Rake
When you've finished digging, drag a garden rake across the soil's surface to remove any waste, like dead leaves and roots.
trimming the edges
Once you've finished mowing, you'll need to tidy up the edges.
Grass trimmers are an easy way to create neat borders and tackle the harder-to-reach parts of your garden.Explore our range of gardening tools
CHALLENGE CARBON STEEL DIGGING SPADE
Use your spade or trowel to dig a hole large enough and deep enough to fit each new plant.
Spear & Jackson Traditional Handtool Set
Grab a garden fork and stab a few holes at the bottom of each hole to break apart any remaining solid soil deposits.
McGregor 3-piece Hand Tool Set
Take one of your new plants and place it in the right hole. Use a trowel to fill in the soil around the plant's base, making sure it's firmly held in the ground.