The weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing, and yes, even baseball is back. It is feeling like spring once more in our region, to the delight of many gardeners. However, some may have a hard time transitioning their gardens from the frigidness of winter to the warm spring weather, but we are here to help you out.
Join us today as we go over some simple ways you can get your garden spring-ready in no time! Prep Garden Tools Tools that have been in the shed or the garage all winter long should get a little love and attention before they help you cultivate the perfect garden. At least use some soap and water to get out any leftover dirt from last season or to ward off any cobwebs that may have cumulated over the past few months.
If you feel like doing something a little extra for your tools, we encourage you to use some mineral spirits on the wood handles, as they will help prevent splinters. For your shears, shovels, and trowels, make sure that they are sharpened, and ready to get to work! Clean Sure, spring cleaning is great for the house, but what about the garden?
Take the time to remove any dead or dying branches, bushes, or other type of flora before you start planting. The sooner you are able to do this, the better, as then the soil has more time to regenerate valuable nutrients before you get to planting or your bulbs come up for yet another season. Once done, do your soil a favor and turn it over with a pitchfork, letting it breathe, and be sure to remove any weeds that you may see.
This simple step is extremely important in helping the life of your plants throughout the season, so be sure not to miss it! Plan Plan, plan, and plan. Take note of what you want to plant, where, and be sure to keep of log of when you did it. This will prove to be extremely useful if you have fruiting plants, or want to maximize the efficiency and aesthetic of your garden.
By planning out beforehand, you won’t have to worry about when your plants will bloom, as you will have already planted them at the most opportune time. However, once you make the plan, stick to it, but feel free to make any minor adjustments you see as necessary! Gardening is a favorite hobby of many people, and we are here to try to make it a more enjoyable and efficient experience. Armed with these tips, you better believe that you are more than ready to take on the trials and tribulations of spring gardening!