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DIY - Header - What to plant in spring
Now that the days are warming up, it’s the perfect time to get in the garden and start planting. But what to plant? Our spring planting guide has the answers.

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glasses, gloves, and a mask, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment. Always wear gloves and a mask when handling potting mix, mulch and compost, and store products out of the reach of children and pets.

Now's the time

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, spring is the perfect time to start planting flowers, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. The soil moisture is still high, and plants can become established before the summer heatwaves hit.

Prepare your soil

Before you plant, prepare your soil by digging in compost and manure so your plants have the nutrients they need to grow. Also, make sure the soil is well watered.

Tip: After planting, cover your beds in a 5cm layer of mulch. Mulching helps retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. This means you won’t have to water your garden as much, and it also reduces weed growth.

What to plant

Here are some ideas of what to plant this spring:

Plant some spring colour

To add some colour to your garden this spring, try planting these beauties:

Start your spring garden today

We've got a wide range of plants, including colour, fruit, veggies or herbs, and plenty of new ideas for your garden.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.