Spring into action now for a glorious summer display
Despite the harsh weather and snow storms, now is the best time to prepare your garden for spring and summer.
Here are some tips to help you get ready.
You should start by clearing all of your garden beds and lawn of broken branches, leaves and other debris that have collected during the winter months.
It is important to start these chores quickly as your spring bulbs and plants should be popping out of the ground soon and the sooner you clean out the beds, the less chance you have of stepping on the growing plants and damaging them.
The same clean- up method applies for your trees and bushes. Be sure to trim off any broken or dead branches.
Clean your tools
Clean off the tools with soap and water and use mineral spirits on wood handles.
The mineral spirits will help prevent the wood from splintering.
Give your soil some TLC
Make sure your soil is ready for planting.
You will want to add compost or manure a couple of weeks before planting something so it has time to mix well with your soil and will not burn the roots of your new plants.
Make a plan
Head to your local nursery to get planting recommendations from local experts.
It is also good to plant according to height, making sure that taller plants do not block the sun from shorter ones.
Don’t forget to maintain it
Upkeep during the whole season is key. Deadheading is when you cut off the drooping or fading flowers from the rest of the green, healthy stem.
So start preparing for a blooming great summer now.
Be prepared Now is the time to start planning your summer garden
Summer planning Now is the time to take your garden in hand to get ready for the summer months