Spring garden…. Because it’s spring, now is the ideal time to plant just about anything! Soil moisture levels are still high due to the heavy winter rains, giving plants plenty of time to establish themselves before the summer heat sets in… You should evaluate the health of your garden after a long, cold winter and make repairs and additions as necessary. For your upcoming spring gardening project, we’ve compiled a list of helpful hints.
Spring Garden: Restore order to the lawn
A yellowing lawn or dog-induced bare patches can ruin your garden view, but spring is the perfect time to rejuvenate your lawn and restore a lush carpet of green to your yard. The first step is to use a garden fork to aerate the grass. More air, water, and nutrients are delivered to the roots, which helps them develop deeper and stronger.
Early in the spring, use a weed killer and fertilizer, and wait a few weeks before using the latter. Thus, weeds will be kept at bay, and only the most desirable parts of the lawn will be allowed to flourish. Prevent overheating by scattering lawn seeds across bare patches before they become too hot.
Spring Garden: Starting to prune is a good time to do so.
If you want to prune your plants quickly afterward, do it in the spring when the conditions are ideal for recovery. Now is the time to start pruning all of your trees and shrubs, from fruit trees and hedges to camellias and hollyhocks, which bloom in the winter.
When it comes to planting, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
The soil is more hospitable in the spring, so now is the time to plant something new in your garden. It’s equally important to take good care of the plants you already have in your garden. Replace your mulch cover to better prepare your plants for a dry summer. The spring mulching of your lawn and garden will make summer gardening maintenance much easier by preventing weeds from sprouting. Find out what to plant where and when in our Spring planting guide.
Maintain a healthy vegetable garden in your yard.
There are new fruits and vegetables available as a result of the improved weather conditions. So that you’re ready to plant, prepare your soil by digging in compost and manure through your veggie patch first. If you’ve already planted your vegetables, give them a quick-absorbing liquid fertilizer dose. If you want your summer vegetables to grow into large and healthy crops, keep them fertilized with liquid fertilizer on a fortnightly basis.
Prevent Pests Right Away!
Preventive measures are always preferable to curative ones, and this is no different in your garden. Because of the warmer weather, you’ll see an increase in the number of pests like aphids, psyllids, and other garden annoyances that feed on your vegetables and new plant growth. In the spring, spray your garden with an insecticide to keep unwanted guests at bay and your garden healthy.
With these helpful spring gardening hints, your garden will be in tip-top shape all summer long.
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