Spring has arrived and while the weather might not be cooperating quite yet, many are excited to get back to their gardening.
After a long, harsh winter, revisiting your gardens can become slightly overwhelming, so it is important that you use some spring cleaning tips for your garden to get prepared.
SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR GARDEN
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Take a long walk around your garden and survey the terrain.
- If you have flowers that still have dry, dead stalks attached, now is the time to cut them with a pair of clean garden scissors. Doing this will help to make room for any new growth you are expecting.
- Remove any leafy debris, making sure not to remove the soil with it. This will ensure that your soil warms up quicker.
- Tidy up any shrubbery or vines that need pruning. Remove any dead or crossing branches or stems, making room for new growth.
FEED YOUR GARDEN
Part of getting your garden ready is properly feeding it with the nutrients it needs to thrive.
- The best thing you can use in your garden is fresh compost. Many people choose to make their own, but if you don’t have any, there are other choices. Compost can be either purchased or procured from other members of your community, so check around to see if you can find some.
- Using a thin layer of compost, spread it over top of your flower beds. Never cover the tops of your shrubbery or perennials though. Make sure to spread the compost evenly with a garden trowel or three-pronged cultivator.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
Once you have finished tidying up and feeding your garden, it’s time to add the finishing touches.
- Adding edging into your garden area can help to make it look cleaner. If your pre-existing edging has become damaged, discard it and start over. Take an edger and dig a shallow edge a few inches wide bordering the entire garden.
- Keep your edging straight using a board as a guide. This will give your garden a nice clean look.
- If you have a large garden, you may prefer to use more permanent edging solutions like bricks, timber or even large stones. This will help to keep it in place year after year.
Spring cleaning your garden and getting it ready for growth doesn’t have to be complicated.
Just make sure you take the time to tidy up, feed your garden and add the finishing touches.
In no time your beautiful garden will be ready to impress.
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