7 Spring Gardening Tips

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Gardening is addictive. The more you plant, the more it blooms, and the more you fall in love with it. As a gardener, you know how important it is to keep your garden up to date with every season as it affects your garden heavily. 

After winter, spring comes with warm days where the sun takes too long to set, the perfect time to develop a garden full of extraordinary plants. After the shivering season, it might seem challenging to restructure your garden. But don’t worry, I am here with some spring gardening tips.

Here are 7 Spring Gardening Tips to make your garden look glamorous. 

  1. Clean and Fix your Garden 

Before you start redesigning your garden for the spring season, you need to clean and make space to add new ones. Cleaning your garden is one of the top weekend gardening tips.

First, take out the weeds and unnecessary roots, then trim the branches and leaves of the large trees, so it doesn’t affect the small plants. Once you get rid of the branches and leaves, you need to start hunting down the small insects that will damage your spring plants. 

On a weekend when you’re gardening search for snails, aphid colonies, and slugs near the crowns of your perennial plants. Also, look for larvae that stay around compost and plant roots. If you find any, then destroy them with chemical drenches or parasitic nematodes. 

Now that your plants are in a good position, it’s time for hardscaping. So go and get your tools then start fixing the benches and fences. Make sure to fulfil your hardscaping checklist before planting the new seeds. 

  1. Pile up your Plants

Now that your garden is all cleaned up, it’s time to add new plants that are 100% spring friendly. You can choose flowers, vegetables, bushes, trees and whatever you want but I would highly recommend you to plant Tulips, Snapdragons, Redbuds, and Lilacs.

Please don’t focus on planting annuals since they’ll need to be replaced every year. Instead, try planting perennials. Perennials usually last longer than annuals which is a good investment. 

  1. Give Life to your Soil 

After winter the soil usually dries out so first, you need to focus on reviving your soil. 

Test your soil and see which substances they need so you can quickly add the organic fertilizers to level up your soil’s health.

In early spring you can try top dressing or manuring your soil before the bulbs start to appear. Add some earthworms that will roam around and help your plants to lighten up. 

  1. An organic solution

As your plants start to grow and your garden starts to shine, you’ll start seeing a few pests hiding behind your plants. All they do is bring disaster to your garden by reducing your plant’s life span. 

A lot of gardeners use spray that contains chemicals which do help to get rid of the bugs but harms your garden’s environment in the long run. But you can do something different.

Use Beer, alcohol spray, Spray heavy water, nicotine or soapy water to get rid of bugs. These are entirely organic and will keep your garden safe from chemicals and bugs. Try practicing this every week. 

  1. Adding Mulch 

Even after adding all the organic substances in your garden, you must add mulch. Mulch will assist you to conserve your soil’s moisture, boost fertility, control your weeds and protect your garden from erosion. 

Mulch is not only for spring; in fact, you can add mulch before every season when you add new plants to your garden. It’s one of the essential ingredients of your garden. 

Soil is the heart of a garden, and mulch is it’s surrounding organs that keep the soil intact and up and running. 

  1. Put borders around your garden.

Every season comes with heavy winds and natural disasters that damage your garden. So if you haven’t put together a few gates or fences around your garden then what are you even doing? Putting borders around your garden should be your first priority. This blog has some good tips on creating hedges as borders.

If you already have gates and fences then winter has already damaged them well enough. Start fixing or replacing the broken or damaged structures. 

If you don’t replace them, then clean the gates or garden fence panels with water, washers, or sprays. Pull out the dirt that is stuck in thin places, use brushes to remove grime. Once the cleaning is done, let everything dry before you start repainting the components to design your garden. 

  1. Give life to your garden.

Some people think a garden is an introverted place where you go, plant seeds and water the plants as if there’s nothing to do. The problem is not with the garden; people just don’t understand the beauty of a garden. 

Having a beautiful garden is like having the whole nature in your backyard. But there’s more; you can turn your gardening experience into a wildlife experience. 

Flowers and trees are home to birds and wild insects that are very rare to find. Wouldn’t it be great if they come to your garden for a visit? 

Add ambience in your garden to balance the ecosystem. Use nesting boxes with proper dimensions and put them in the right spot to attract birds. Make sure to keep clear water for the birds to drink. 

Create shelters and sources of nectar that will bring in insects. If you’re afraid of bees or other flying insects, then let’s just put that idea aside. These will not only bring life to your garden but also keep the harmful bugs away from your garden and maintain balance.  

Conclusion

You’ll find tons of spring gardening blogs and tips out there, but I hope these seven will be enough to summarize it all. For a proper gardening plan, you will need to go through a lot of research, and when it comes to changing pace in every season, you might find this very difficult to continue. 

But look at the bright side. You have a beautiful garden in your background where the plants grow, birds sing, flowers bloom, what a wonderful scenario. This is enough to keep a gardener motivated to maintain his/her garden. 

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