As the calendar turns to the new season, it’s safe to say that spring has sprung early this year in the garden. Spring is a time of many things, not the least of which are football finals. And it indicates two things. First, your garden is going to come back to life after the winter. You have no clue how much your plants are looking forwards to the sun if you believe you are. But it doesn’t imply you should just sit back and let nature take its course.
To that end, here are a few pointers to help you get the most out of your backyard this spring.
Garden in spring: Seeding the plants!
Spring truly is the season to plant, despite what your mother told you and what you heard in nursery songs. You’ll notice strong growth by summer if you plant bulbs and seeds now. So if you’ve been planning to start an edible garden, spring is the time to get started. You can grow everything from watermelon to rockmelon, parsnip to peas, and even amaranth and chillies. You could even grow your own wasabi to avoid having to eat the coloured horseradish at the neighbourhood sushi bar.
Perennials and native species, such as Kangaroo Paw and Acacias, are excellent choices for adding colour and interest to your yard.
Apply Fertilizer to Your Land
Over the winter, the gardening quality of your soil will have deteriorated a little. The most typical issue is that it’s dry and tightly packed, so you’ll need to add some moisture to loosen it up. It’s preferable to use organic compost from your own bin or a nursery near you. Organic and natural fertiliser will keep your garden free of pesticides and safe for your family’s children and pets.
Add some high-quality mulch once your soil has been properly doctored. Mulch serves a number of critical functions. When the temperature rises, you need something to keep your soil from drying out and weeds from growing.
Build a Few Rainwater Catchment Basins
What kind of water should you use on your plants? Things that fall from the sky. For the benefit of your garden and your hip pocket, Melbourne gets a lot of rain in the spring. Find creative methods to catch those precious droplets. For example, rainwater tanks are the most apparent solution, but if you don’t have the money or the room, consider recycling old jars or 40-gallon drums and placing them throughout your yard as collecting sites. And they’ll bring plenty of local animals to the area, as well!
If you are seeking improvements and would like someone to take care of your landscaping needs, then look no further than Everlast Services. We have experienced landscapers too, who will work with you to create your perfect outdoor living space. Regardless of where you are, be it CBD, Altona, Laverton, Truganina, Laverton, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Caroline Springs, we will be there for you to create your ideal outdoor living space!