After the winter passes your lawn and the outdoor space will need a little assistance to regain its beauty once more. If you are thinking about starting a garden, the ending of winter or the beginning of spring is the best time to begin preparation. Living in Canada, your best option is to start the preparation as soon as the weather begins to warm up consistently before you begin your gardening.
The signs of spring are obvious and very hard to miss so at any point you see upcoming signs, it is key to start your work as soon as possible. When you are ready to start your outdoor spring care, keep these steps in mind.
1. CLEAN AND PREPARE YOUR TOOLS.
The tools you will use for gardening have been sitting in storage the entire winter season. This means it will be dusty and some will be rusted. Once you have made up your mind to begin your gardening, it is time to take out the tools and clean or upgrade them. Take your time and inspect your tools for signs of deteriorating or dysfunction.
Inspecting your tools for evidence of old soil, dirt or dust on your tools is key. Clean them thoroughly once spotted. As for the metallic tools, you can actually sand off some of the minor rusts, bringing it to a new state.
2. CLEAN UP YOUR GARDEN AREA.
While the winter has shown its white head and passed us over leaving its cold white footprints, it is time to rejuvenate your gardening space. After the winter passes, you can expect to see a lot of dead flowers, leaves and branches scattered all over the place.
Cleaning up your garden is one of the outdoor maintenance needs that should be done once the winter is over. Depending on how hard the winter was in your area you may either be able to clean up the area yourself or you may need to reach out to a professional. Cleaning your garden space may include :
- Remove dead plants, flowers and weeds. (These will not grow back during spring).
- Remove leaves and branches that have shed.
- Prune your shrubby plants and branches. This will encourage growth in your garden.
These steps will encourage growth for your beautiful garden.
GETTING YOUR SOIL READY FOR THE GARDEN
Once the frost has melted, you may think that you are ready to plant right away. This may not be the case. It is super important for you to ensure that the soil condition is conducive to growth. In order to prepare your soil for gardening, consider the following:
- Loosen up your soil. You can use a tiller for this job. The goal is to make your way through 12-14 inches of dirt.
- Test your soil’s pH and nutrients level. This will give hints as to what your soil will need to grow plants. You can visit Wikihow.com for a step by step guide to know to do this.
- Add compost or a raised garden bed. You will have a quantity guide as to how much you will need to use for specific soils.
After you have considered all the steps that have been included above, it is time to plant your beautiful garden. Listed below are a few plants that will grow faster than usual.
- Lily of the valley
- Winter Jasmine
These set of plants are known to grow a lot faster than other plants. But just in case you do not want to wait, you can actually start planting these flowers into trays and transfer them to the ground when flowers, soil and weather are in agreement.
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