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10 Must Know Spring Gardening Tips

Spring is quickly approaching, and with it, it's time to prepare your garden for a fruitful growing season!

Spring is quickly approaching, and with it, it's time to prepare your garden for a fruitful growing season! It can be overwhelming to revitalize and kick start your garden after a long winter, but doing so will provide you and your yard with some much-needed relaxation.

And while the winter chill is still hanging around, you'd be wise to start planning ahead!

Getting ready for Spring gardening

Here's a brief rundown of ten things to remember for your garden this spring

1. Evaluate your surroundings

A survey is the first step in any good spring garden clean-up. Take a thorough look at your trees and make a mental note of any damaged or overhanging branches. You're should work to get rid of them now. If you have a lot of growth over your gardening areas, you might want to hire an arborist to help with the larger trees.

Remove any perennial foliage and add it to your compost pile (you compost, right?). Survey the lowest level - the ground - to complete this stage. Rake the mulch to ensure that new plants and flowers have plenty of room to thrive. Finally, inspect your fencing for damage and set aside funds for repairs if necessary.

2. Prepare your equipment

After you've completed your garden survey, it's time to move on to your tool shed. Give your tools the attention they deserve and make sure they're ready for the spring work ahead. Clean them. Organize them. See what needs replacing. And pay special attention to tools with hardwood handles, as they need to be cleaned and oiled on a regular basis to extend the life.

3. Keep an eye out for new plants

Take some time to consider which new plants you'd like to include in your garden. Seeds aren't always readily available in your local stores, and delivery can often take a long time. And you don't want to miss your new project's planting window now, do you?

4. Refresh the lawn

Springtime is critical if you want a flourishing garden in your yard. You'll want to focus all of your attention on the turf. Prepare your lawn mower by sharpening the blades and making sure you have adequate oil to operate with.

Don't be surprised if your aging mower needs a professional tune-up to start up once again.

5. Pruning Shrubs

If you haven't already done so, add shrub control to your spring gardening to-do list. Roses, butterfly bushes, hydrangeas, and other summer-blooming plants should be thinned and trimmed. After the flowering process is complete, prune your spring-blooming shrubs and trees.

Pruning some Shrubs

6. Make fresh beds

You can always make new planting beds where there were none before. Dig out the dirt, make sure they have enough oxygen, and relieve any compaction. After that, all you have to do is add a little compost and you'll have wonderfully working soil!

If you choose to do this, clean the planting area as soon as the ground is worked, making sure there are no weeds or larger debris in the way.

7. Container gardening is a method of planting with the help of containers

Plants cultivated in containers are difficult to transplant. Make a note of their favored growing seasons and give them plenty of water both before and after planting. Sweet peas, poppies, vegetables, and calendula can all be transplanted in the early spring.

8. Concerning Bare-Root Planting

Planting without the use of soil-filled pots can be a little tricky at first, but it's something that every ambitious gardener should investigate. You'll be alright if you remember to take advantage of the best planting seasons for the plants you want to grow.

9. Fertilization

Spring is a critical time for fertilization. A good fertilization treatment can help tremendously with growth when your garden is just waking up from its winter hibernation. Balanced fertilizers are ideal for trees and shrubs, whereas high-acid solutions are optimal for azaleas, camellias, and blueberries.

10. Concerning Composting

Now is the time to start working with compost if you haven't before. Build a compost pile or get a compost container and start gathering plant debris and leaves. This will assist you in getting the process started. You can also add leftover plant-based food and other things from your garden later.

Check this out - Composting Methods: How to decide which is best for you

Composting

Final Thoughts

Spring is getting closer, despite the fact that we are still wading through snow and ice, this means that your spring gardens will be popping up soon. This process starts in the early spring, while you still have some time to work on your new flower bed.

Hopefully, these gardening tips will help you to create a garden that is beautiful and sustainable. Spring is the perfect time of year to get started on your new garden, so don’t miss out any longer. You’ll find that gardening is a very rewarding hobby, so get started as soon as possible!

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