Before Spring Is In Full Swing: Spring Garden Tips To Keep In Mind
Spring Gardening time is here! The winter months are almost over! You can see the sun shining, the birds chirping, and your garden coming back to life with the warmer weather.
Spring is a busy time for gardeners! Stepping back into your garden after the big thaw can be overwhelming. As your garden and plants’ needs some help to get back into shape again, you need to get the supplies and garden tools and get to work.
Whether you’re planning your first garden or you’re recovering your old one, getting your garden off to a solid start is one of the most important things you can do.
Here are some tips for spring gardening to make your garden greener and more beautiful as the season reaches its peak.
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Clean Out Your Garden
Before you do anything, clean your garden and remove all the debris. Take out the leaves, leftover snow, or things that are lying around. Get rid of the weeds and make sure that you get them from the root so you won’t have to deal with them later.
Apply Weed Killer
Pulling the weeds from the soil does not guarantee that they will not grow back. Before you get a head start doing anything, apply a weed killer to remove all the broadleaf weeds.
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Prep Your Soil
To get a beautiful, greener, and more bountiful garden, the key is a well-prepared soil. Prep your garden by removing the rocks, tilling the bare soil, and adding compost from your compost pile and plant debris. Make it a welcoming place for your new easy Spring Gardening!
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Make sure the soil is not too moist. Excess water at the beginning of the growing season can stunt plant growth.
Trim Old Plants
Plants that survived the cold weather and cold winter season would need to be pruned so that they’ll grow better this spring.
Blooming plants should be pruned right away once they bloom to avoid cutting off future spring flowers.
Once you have your garden in shape and have handled all of your old plants, it’s now a good time to get planting.
Keep in mind that you should plant more perennials than annuals. Annuals have to be replaced every year. This means you are investing in new plants that die every year and need constant replacement.
Perennials such as perennial flowers last for two to three years. They also survive winter weather and winter frosts.
Feed The Soil
Before the early spring season gets into full swing, feed your soil with some fertilizer.
Throw a handful of fertilizer over every four square yards. Potted plants would love liquid fertilizer for a quick boost to keep them going.
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Add Some Mulch
Aside from adding fertilizers and organic materials, you can also add mulch to your Spring Gardening regimen.
A good one to three inches of mulch can help prevent weeds and diseases. It can also keep the moisture in your garden and maintain the soil temperature. A shredded cardboard box also makes great mulch.
The general rule of thumb here is to keep the mulch a few inches from the plant stems. This is to keep the plant roots from rotting.
You can also use compost and organic matter from your compost bin and that way each time you water, or it rains – your healthy plants get more nutrients added back into the soil from the compost on top.
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Boost With Coffee
Did you know that other than perking you up in the morning, coffee can also help your plants thrive?
Using your used coffee grounds can save you some money, on fertilizer, as it gives your plants an early boost. Since it is rich in nitrogen, it stimulates the growth of your young plants and vegetable crops.
After drinking your cup of Joe in the morning, toss the coffee grounds into your compost or place them directly on top of your garden soil (once they cool down…).
Other organic waste you can put in your compost includes grass clippings, dead leaves, dead branches, and more.
Crack An Egg
Crushing up some eggshells and burying them with your seedlings will add in healthy calcium levels. This will prevent the condition known as blossom end rot when the vegetables suffer from sunken in sessions, resulting in rotting out the whole fruit.
Clean The Bird Feeders
Do you have a welcoming spot for birds? Now is the best time to give your bird feeders a fresh start.
Disinfect the feeders by scrubbing them with weak bleach. Mix 1/4 cup of bleach with 2 gallons of warm water. Use it to rinse the feeders then dry them thoroughly before refilling.
If you have a birdbath, scrub it with the bleach solution and rinse it thoroughly before refilling. Don’t forget to change the water weekly.
Once your spring garden is up and running, don’t forget to take a look to the future and decide what you want to do next. You’ll need to do plan your care of your garden to help it stay colorful and beautiful throughout the new growing season.
For your gardening maintenance throughout the rest of the season, here are some Spring Garden tasks and tips to have the garden of your dreams:
- Consider making new garden beds. and flower beds
- Plant hardy annuals.
- Transplant seeds or seedlings.
- Apply mulch.
- Remove bulbs and deadheads.
- Prune flowering shrubs.
- Prune trees
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Spring is in and so is gardening! Before the season gets into full swing, make sure that you and your spring garden and vegetable garden are fully prepared.
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