Top Spring Gardening Tips
The garden is prepared to bloom once again as the snow is gradually melting and the sun is growing warmer with each passing day. After the slumber of winter, spring gardening is a wonderful way to revive garden life.
There is work to be done, but nothing that your wintertime energy cannot manage. Additionally, gardening is enjoyable after spending most of your days indoors.
We have put together some simple spring gardening tips and ideas to get you started so you can make the most of the off-season. A checklist is also supplied to make sure your garden is prepared.
Top spring gardening tips
Time for a spring inspection
Put on your inspector’s hat and go out to the garden with a notepad on one of the first warm spring days. It is time to check on the garden to see what has been going on while you were inside all winter.
Be aware of:
- Plant damage from cold, ice, or snow
- beds that will require cleaning
- Walls, fences, benches, sheds, and trellises that have shifted, bowed, or rotted are examples of hardscaping.
- Evidence of recent animal tunnels made by groundhogs, rabbits, moles, chipmunks, and moles and voles. Take note of any rodent or deer damage to woody plants as well.
Clean out and wash your greenhouse
In order to get your greenhouse ready for the seedlings and cuttings of spring, now is the ideal time to give it a thorough cleaning. Clean the exterior of your greenhouse with a disinfectant or detergent to get rid of any dirt, moss, or other growth. In addition to eliminating possible habitats for pests and disease, this will increase light penetration during the growing season. Make sure to clean the inside of the glass as well because bugs can survive the winter in even the smallest gap.
After your greenhouse has been thoroughly cleaned and polished, take some time to check the building for any glass or vent damage and replace any broken items.
Test your garden soil
Every three to five years, experts advise analysing your garden soil to see what nutrients or organic elements it lacks and needs. For instance, you might discover that your soil has a high phosphorus content, in which case you would avoid using fertilisers with a lot of phosphorous. Alternately, you might learn that your soil is inherently alkaline and that you need to apply aluminium sulphate to the area around your evergreens and acid-loving shrubs like hydrangeas. You may find comprehensive instructions on how to gather and submit your soil sample on the website of your state’s Extension Service.
Hunt down and remove garden pests
Find and get rid of any bugs that are hibernating now to save yourself a lot of grief in the spring and summer. Look closely at the crowns of your perennial plants to see if there are any slug, snail, or aphid colonies hiding out for the winter.
Check for white-vine-weevil larvae, which reside in the compost and eat plant roots, before removing the summer bedding from the pots from last year if you haven’t already. Use parasitic nematodes or chemical drenches to treat vine weevils this year, and destroy any larvae you uncover.
Move deciduous shrubs
Any deciduous shrubs can be moved over the winter because they will still be dormant. On a calm day, move bushes to stop the wind from drying out the roots. Create a wide berth around the bush by digging a circular trench around it. Take as much of the root ball as you can so it can quickly re-establish itself in its new place. Place your shrub in its new location at the same depth in the soil as before, and don’t forget to water it in thoroughly afterwards.
Use Organic Fertilizers
Budget-friendly gardening supplies include organic fertilisers. For your garden, more days will arrive. Plants, trees, and animal products are the foundations of all organic materials. Artificial fertilisers can have an impact on the soil and water if they are used instead of natural ones.
Thicken up a patchy lawn
If your lawn is looking a little thin, spring is the ideal time to give it a makeover. All you need to do is lightly rake the ground to loosen the dirt, spike it with a fork, sprinkle in some general garden fertiliser, and then add a few handfuls of new grass seed (approx. 35g per sqm). The new grass will soon fill in the patches if you rake the seed in and give it plenty of water. This is the best way to thicken the patchy lawn.
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