Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start preparing your garden for the spring planting season!
It’s important to know what you’re doing before planting anything, so that you can get the most out of your garden. Follow these simple steps to have a beautiful Spring garden.
1. Plan ahead
Gardening doesn’t have to be another thing on your to-do list that never gets checked off. This spring, take some time to plan your garden and make it work for you. It will be worth it. By planting vegetables and herbs that are easy to grow and versatile, you’ll be able to use them in all sorts of recipes throughout the season.
2. Clear your garden of dead leaves and weeds
One of the most important things to check is the condition of your soil. Your soil may be more compacted than you think after the recent snow and ice. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your garden, so it’s important to take steps to ensure your plants have the best chance of thriving once spring arrives. One easy way to help your soil is by using a gardening fork to loosen up the soil. Take out those weeds while doing so, and make sure you get into their roots so there’s no chance of them resprouting and spreading.
3. Preparing the soil
The key to a successful vegetable garden is preparing the soil properly. ”Basically, you want the soil to be in as good a condition as possible”- as Martha Stewart says. It’s not hard to do, but it does require some time and effort. Adding compost, manure, or other nutrients to your soil, will not only make your plants happy and healthy, but also help improve the overall quality of your soil – a fertile growing area for your vegetables.
4. Clean out and wash
In order to clean out your greenhouse, you first need to take inventory of what you have growing inside. Remove any dead or wilted plants and discard them in the trash or compost bin. Next, use a hose or pressure washer to spray down the entire structure.
5. Remove any unwanted pests
Have you ever had to deal with pesky critters eating your plants? Keep unwanted pests like aphids, slugs, and snails out so that they don’t even have the opportunity to get at your plants. To make sure you have thoroughly removed any pest problems in your soil beds and avoid further risk at your seedling plants, turn over the soil in the top 6-8 inches to find any hidden pests that overwintered in your beds.
6. Clean your gardening tools
Just like your greenhouse, any pests that could potentially harm your plants, can also make nests on your gardening tools, so be sure to give your tools a thorough scrub prior to the Spring planting season.
Hopefully with these tips, you’ll get a nice head start on Prepping for Spring Planting Season.
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