If you’re new to gardening, this guide is here to help. These tips will help you get a head start on preparing your garden for spring planting.
Have a plan
Start planning in early spring and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, blooming plants in the summertime.
In addition to planning what types of plants and flowers to fill your garden with this year, there are also some important things you need to take into consideration. First, you need to consider how much space you have and how much sun your garden is getting. It is also important to decide how you’ll take care for everything.
Clean up your garden about a month before planting. Get rid of those pesky plants that have sprung up during the winter, as well as the weeds left over from fall. Rake the lawn to remove dead growth and winter debris.
Decaying leaves choke off your soil, so be sure to clean up your lawn before you pick out your seeds. Make sure that you have a tidy plot of soil for your new plants.
Give your soil some TLC
The best way to prepare your soil for planting is by adding organic matter in the form of compost and aged manure. Also, prepare the garden bed by digging to loosen the soil. Do this before planting anything in your yard.
Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants. You are likely to produce beautiful flowers and healthy, nutritious vegetables year after year if you grow on a strong foundation.
Plant for all 4 seasons
Identify the plants that will bloom each season in your garden. This ensures that your home is surrounded by color and interest through all four seasons. Or better yet, choose plants that bloom all year long. Sweet alyssum, Asters, Achillea and Chinese hibiscus will continue to blossom throughout the year.