If you’re planning on doing some spring gardening this year, here are some tips you might find helpful.
Spring Gardening Tip #1: Clean up flower beds
You may find the first step to preparing your garden a bit tedious, but in order to give your plants the best possible start, you have to clean out your flower beds. Remove any big rocks, branches, and dead vines. While you’re at it, pull up weeds and remove any dead plants. Don’t worry about removing dead leaves unless they’ve gathered in piles. Decomposing leaves, in small amounts, can actually be beneficial to your garden.
Spring Gardening Tip #2: Spread fertilizer
Due to the cold temperatures and lack of stimulation, spring soil can be a bit malnourished and have an imbalanced pH. So give your flower beds a boost by spreading a rich, organic fertilizer before you plant and apply periodically throughout the season as your plants grow. Fertilizing not only directly impacts your soil but also invites earthworms to your garden! These helpful little creatures process dead organic matter, turning it into rich deposits that benefit your soil and help your plants grow. Earthworms also act as natural “aeraters” as they tunnel their way through the dirt.
Spring Gardening Tip #3: Plant season-appropriate flowers
Last but not least, it’s time to add a bit of color to your garden! Plant some spring-blooming flowers. Blooms like rhododendron, pansies, tulips, and daffodils do well in the spring and can provide some much-needed life and joy to your outdoor spaces. Be sure to follow care instructions closely.