Spring is just around the corner and we're so excited. All the hard work and patience you've put into your garden is finally about to pay off with the bountiful blossoming of our favorite season. A lot of people enjoy winter or fall for it's coziness, but most gardening types prefer the warmer seasons because they get to fully enjoy sitting out in the garden and looking at all the different plantlife they've been waiting for.
But before spring actually hits, you can do some prepwork to get ready for it. Here is a list of the most important tasks to complete before spring.
Cleaning your yard is an important first step toward prepping it for the spring. You might have raked leaves occasionally throughout the fall and winter. However, it is likely that there are a few leaves floating around on the ground along with fallen sticks and other debris. Take some time this weekend or over the next few weeks to clean up your yard and make sure nothing will get in the way of the new growth or your efforts to work on the lawn. If you're going to be planting new plants, make sure and remove any dead plant material or old mulch left in these areas from last spring.
Sitting down and making an actual written out plan for your garden is important because it will save you time and money over the long run. Learn about the type of grass and plants you have or would like to plant in your yard. The type of grass you have can help you figure out what type of fertilizer and seed to use. In addition, it also helps you figure out the best timing for aeration and planting. The types of plants you chose should be based on what will work for your climate and your yard. For example, plants require different levels of sun exposure and watering. Planning the layout of your flower beds and garden based on the needs of your plants will increase the likelihood that they will thrive.
You'll need to prepare the soil before you plant any new plants, seeds or bulbs. This often means that you add in some type of fertilizer or feed. If you took some time to plan your garden, you will know the right timing and methods for adding plant food to your yard and garden. There are a lot of things on on the market that work on both the elements of feeding and seeding your lawn. If you decide to go with this type of product make sure that you read the directions slowly and follow them carefully to insure maximum results.
The spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings, which is reflected right in your front yard. Use the motivation that comes from the impending arrival of spring to get a head start on your yard and garden so you can spend more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.
If you're worried about any elements in your garden, call a landscaper and have them take a look. Hiring a professional is always the best way to help your garden reach it's full potential in the spring.