Spring is here, and now it is time to gear up and get your garden back in shape! So now get those tools out and get started, because we’ve got you some kickass tips to create an amazing spring garden- even if you’re not a pro at gardening. Read on….
Create a Successful Spring Garden:
- Keep track of all the tools that you need during the growing season, and if you’re lacking out on something, order them before you need them.
- Survey the yard and keep a note of what needs to be cabled and what needs to be removed. Check all the steps, fences and pathways and see what needs to be fixed or repaired.
- Get ready to mow- you might need to send your leaf blower and mower for servicing and install fresh spark plugs, refill the mower with oil and lubricate any moving parts if you feel the need to do so.
- Have your plants and seeds ready- decide beforehand what you want to plant, create a layout and decide which plants would need most sunlight, which ones would work better indoors so that you can plant it accordingly. Start your seeds indoors if you choose to do so.
- Fertilize the soil- you can make use of fish emulsions, organic fertilizers and other soil additions that enrich the nutritive quality of the soil. This will give your plants a nice boost of exactly what they need. Utilize compost you’ve been collecting over winter if available.
- Prune the trees and shrubs. Take your time to remove all the dead and damaged leaves, branches, and twigs. This will help stimulate their growth.
- Check the pH of the soil using a home kit. This simple trick can work wonders in helping you decide which plants to plant, and if you need to make changes to the pH of the soil in your garden using elemental sulfur or dolomitic lime.
- Maximize the pollination of the flowers and vegetables in your garden by inviting more butterflies and bees. Look up simple tricks to create a butterfly-friendly environment in your garden.
- Choose the right day to plant the right plants and double check which plants need hydration, and which ones work well with the plants in their neighborhood.