Spring Gardening Checklist

pink tulipsIt’s finally spring! After a long, snowy winter, we are ready to spend some time in the garden! We are excited about all the beautiful flowers and plants that will blooming once again! Here is a checklist of things that should be done now to get your garden ready for spring:

Spring Gardening Checklist

  • Clear debris (garbage, fallen branches, etc…) from yard
  • Sharpen garden tools (i.e. shovels, hoes, trowels)
  • Cut back on last year’s perennials; remove dead leaves and foliage. Hydrangeas should  be cut all the way back.
  • Prune trees and shrubs with a pair of sharp shears. Or hire someone to do it. Remove dead, damaged, diseased branches to promote new growth
  • March/April is the ideal time to fertilize your trees, shrubs and flowers
  • Spring is also one of the best times to plant new trees, shrubs and perennials, since the soil is moist.
  • Stake tall perennials, like peonies, delphiniums and bell flowers, ideally before they reach 2 ft tall. Staking can help plants survive strong winds.

Preparing Your Garden Bed

  • Make sure your climate zone is free from frost before you start planting; check the soil
  • Do not work with wet soil. Make a ball and squeeze it. If water comes out, soil is too wet. Too crumbly and can’t form a ball, it’s too dry. If soil is somewhat crumbly, you are ready.
  • Remove weeds and debris from garden bed
  • Remove mulch over the course of several day, exposing the soil gradually
  • Till soil
  • Fertilize your soil by adding a thick layer of compost or manure
  • Follow the light requirements and plant accordingly; shade loving plants should be planted in the shade

Happy Spring!!

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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