3 Gardening Tips To Follow Right Before Spring

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

3 Gardening Tips To Follow Right Before Spring | The Experienced Gardener is finally here. The sun is already starting to come out and the temperature is warming up. Anyone who enjoys gardening loves this time of year because it’s when all of your hard work starts to pay off. Flowers start to bloom, your plants are flourishing and even your lawn is looking more lush and green. It’s finally time for you to get back outside and get your hands dirty with your favorite hobby again. Here are the top three tasks you’ll need to do this spring, to make sure your yard and garden are looking their best the whole season through.

Get Rid Of Weeds

Weeds are the worst thingthat can happen to your garden. They sprout up right next to your plants and take up sunlight, nutrients and water that should be going directly to them. Weeds also tend to grow extremely quickly. Make sure you check your garden every couple of days and pull any weeds that you spot from the root to get rid of them. If you have a more difficult weeds problem, such as tiny weeds growing in your lawn, you should consider calling a professional to spray a chemical weed killer on it for you. This will eliminate weeds without harming your grass, and will save you the time and energy you’d spend trying to get rid of them by hand.

Water The Right Amount

Watering your garden can be a test of trial and error. If you’re not careful you can actually overwater some plants and underwater others at the same time. The best thing to do is research the specific types of plants and figure out how much water is needed for each type. If you’re watering consistently and notice that your plants are starting to look worse, you might be over watering. Another tip to keep in mind is about your lawn. Your lawn should never have pools of water sitting in it. If it does, that means it doesn’t have adequate drainage. This is another problem you should call a professional for. They’ll be able to assess the problem and equip your lawn with what it needs to drain excess water. Extra water in your lawn can be damaging, since it keeps the soil pliable, causing it to compact whenever any pressure is applied. This makes it more difficult for the roots of your grass to grow.

Make Notes

This is the “results” portion of your gardening hobby. Take note of which plants are flourishing in your garden during spring, and which ones are not. It’s also a good idea to take pictures of the types of weeds or pest issues you see sprouting up. When you talk to your gardening professional, show them the pictures and ask about what they are specifically and what you can do to fix the issue in the future. This is the best way to prepare for problems you know are coming, as well as create the ideal growing environment for the plants you love.

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