5 Tips for Spring Gardens
Spring is just around the corner! Before you know it, more and more flowers will soon start to bud as they display that marvelous array of hues from the color spectrum that we’ve all come to love. Are you ready for your spring garden? Don’t let the time slip by without preparing. Your lawn can join in the parade of colors also with just a few preparation measures. Here are 5 tips you can use to promote a fantastic spring garden.
Add the garden to your Spring Cleaning To Do List.
It’s time to clean out your garden. In preparation for spring, you may need to get in your garden first and start removing debris leftover from winter. Now is the time to get rid of any dead leaves, weeds, and other things that might have found their way into your garden beds. You may want to inspect your garden tools also before you start working in your garden. Garden tools should be cleaned and sharpened.
Get your soil ready.
Your soil may need some extra love and care coming out of last season’s harsh weather. If your soil is particularly dense and packed, aeration may be in order. Aerating your soil can help roots get better established. You will likely need to add moisture, compost, and fertilizer as well. Consider testing your soil to find out what nutrients you should add to it. This will also help revitalize your soil and give your plants a better chance at longevity.
Prune for perfection.
If you had any plants that survived the winter, they may need to be pruned so that they’ll grow to their fullest potential in the spring. It’s important to prune at the right time though. For spring flowers, be sure to wait until mid-April or May to avoid any unexpected freezes. Blooming plants should be pruned right after they bloom to avoid cutting off future flowers.
Mulch can be much better.
There’s more to your garden bed than the soil. In addition, there are other things you can add to your garden that will protect and bring more life to your plants, such as mulch. Mulch provides an extra barrier of protection to your soil and will help avoid weeds and diseases. Add one to three inches of mulch to your garden bed for superior results. Mulch is also beneficial for moisture and temperature control. Be sure to keep the mulch three inches away from the stems of your plants to keep the roots from rotting.
Plant new flowers.
Lastly, it’s time to plant new flowers. When looking for new plants to add to your garden, think perennial. These plants will grow back for the next three years or so and will most likely survive the winter. Some plants to shoot for are Pansies, Snapdragons, Vegetables like lettuce, peas and arugula, Redbuds, Transplanting tomato plants from indoor pots to outside, Lilacs, and Tulips.
Your spring garden can look like a professional job with these quick and easy gardening tips. The key is preparation and care. Once you know what to do and when to do it, you’ll become a natural. If you’d like to have us take a look at your landscaping project, give us a call! We provide free consultations and reliable service.