With the winter almost over, it’s time you started planning for spring.
Spring isn’t just the time to fall in love, but as well time to give your garden a makeover by preparing it for the upcoming season. If you are not sure where to start, we are giving you a few useful tips to start from.
Any successful endeavor starts with a good, proper plan. Once the plan is there, all you have to do is stick to it.
Since you are probably extra enthusiastic about your garden, you’ll be prone to just throwing random plants there without ever actually using them. So, we suggest you keep a list of plants you need for the garden and not purchase anything but.
During the season make sure to try and save your own seed.
You should know that the best and most “reliable” plants to invest in are climbing peas, tomatoes, beans, vegetable garden and squash. They tend to provide more produce than their bush equivalents. Growing these plants vertically can be very successful if you’re limited in space.
When it comes to growing flowers, try with multi-purpose plants. Many flowers like violas, bachelor’s buttons, pansies, calendula and roses are edible as well as beautiful. Yarrow, fennel, alyssum, coriander, cumin and all attract beneficial insects as well.
Compost is an important segment of gardening. So, if purchased by the yard it is much cheaper.
The activities you should begin with before the spring hits are:
Protect your plants
Since frost can kill your plants you should watch out for still, clear nights and protect your plants with cardboard boxes, sheets, plastic or tarps. Stay clear from the leaves.
It is not unusual for all the bulbs for summer planting to be all grabbed from the stores before the summer hits. So, be quick to buy your supplies. Yet, don’t plant them until next month. You can start dahlias, begonias, watsonia, gladiolus and callas indoors now for planting out later.
It is important for the soil to be well prepared for all new flower and vegetable gardens. Work in a dry complete fertilizer. Don’t forget about compositing. This stage of gardening is important for all the spring prunings and grass clippings. To keep moist for speedier results don’t forget to add some fertilizer.
Make sure you take good care of perennials such as agapanthus, phlox, lilies and agapanthus – they need to be divided while they are semi-dormant. After division, replant healthy pieces.
This particular period in the year is best for feeding all the plants if you are planning to grow annuals, roses, fruit trees, shrubs… Don’t rush with fertilizing rhododendrons and camellias with an acid fertilizer until next month. The second time they need fertilizing is when they are finished blooming. Give food to your potted plants as well.
Before new growth starts, it’s important all plants get pest control. The new growth tends to attract the creepy crawlies, especially in early spring. So, wash them off using a spray gun with a little household detergent or a hose.
Usually, we get all distracted with smaller greens and forget all about our trees. Trees are an important part of every garden so it’s important you dedicate some time to them too. Since taking care of trees doesn’t go by the same gardening plan you’d use with random greens, maybe you could hire tree services Sydney to teach you how to deal with the trees.
Your garden isn’t just there to be useful (if you’ve planted veggies and fruits) but to look great too. We recommend including your wonderful garden into your backyard arrangement so that anyone who comes to visit can enjoy it just as much as you can. Plus, the fact your guests can see your garden will keep you motivated to maintain that garden at all times!
Keeping the garden just right takes time, patience and obviously knowledge on when and how to manage certain things. We honestly hope our little guide helped your gardening journey. If there are any advice you want to give us, please do – we will all appreciate it!
Diana Smith, the author of this article is a full-time mom of two beautiful
girls. Diana is interested in topics related to home improvement and DIY.
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