Spring Gardening Projects For Home Gardeners

Spring Gardening Projects For Home Gardeners

The desire to plant in early spring is normal. Re-connecting with the nature is exciting and refreshing. Gearing your garden to a brand new season is about more than growing new plants of mending the flower beds. So what can you do during spring to blow life to your home garden?

Clear the garden

Dry leaves and other debris pile up in drainage systems over winter. Clear the trash and leave enough space for spring rains to flow out. Look for any weed that has conquered your flowerbeds during winter. These will be easiest to pull out now. To simply use a natural weed killer. Cover bare spots in your flowerbeds with two to three inches compost or mulch. Cover flower beds with a plastic cover to prevent spring rains from washing the nutrients off. Clean the lawn and remove winter debris. This will allow sunlight to flow into the new soil, helping grass to grow.

Strat planting early

Your garden is ready to welcome new plants once the winter snow melts off. Soil that is extremely moist is easily compacted, and is trouble free to plant. Typical early spring plants are peas, leeks and spinach. For a continued supply of harvest, plant different type of veggies with different maturing dates. Apply the right fertilizer to ensure the healthy growth of veggies. Spring can be full of unexpected frostings, so if you expect some trouble with frost this season, cover your new plants with a plastic sheet in the night. If there is space and if your pocket can afford it, start a greenhouse to protect seedlings from unpredictable early spring weather. Early spring is also the best time to start planting flowers such as daffodils and lilies.

Look after your trees

Trim unwanted or over grown branches and bushed once new growth has begun. Uproot any dead seasonal veggies or plants from last season. Trim roses in time for them to start budding again. However, plants that bloom during early spring should not be trimmed in late winter as their flower buds will bloom as soon as the air gets warm. However, trim fruit trees well before buds turn into flowers. Pruning after the trees bloom will reduce crop and make the trees stressed. Trim branches where you spot early sings of diseases. Trimming increase air circulation and allows sun light to flow in, which limits the chances of any infections spreading. Get rid of pruned clippings, particularly in the event that you expect to cut the grass under the tree in summer.

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