Spring will be here before you know it which means it is time to start prepping your flowerbeds. Having beautiful flowerbeds requires more than simply putting some plants in the ground. In order for your flowerbeds to thrive you need to spend some time preparing and planning. The time you spend preparing your flowerbeds now will pay off in the long run with healthier flowers and plants.
If there is any type of debris in your flowerbeds, start cleaning. Fallen leaves and broken branches can accumulate throughout the fall and winter. If you did not remove the remnants of plants from last spring those need to be taken out before you put in new ones. Dead plant material has the potential to spread disease to new plants. It is also a good idea to remove old mulch and start fresh to avoid bringing any problems from last year into the new spring season. Starting with a clean slate in your flowerbed can provide you with inspiration and motivation to get started on your spring garden.
Now is a great time to start providing nutrition to the soil in your flowerbeds. The nutrients in soil can become depleted over the long winter months. You can add in fertilizer and other nutritional supplements depending on the needs of the flowers and shrubs you plan on planting. You even have the option of testing your soil to determine what nutrients are lacking.
The best time to plan out your spring flowerbeds is before the spring gets here. When the warmer weather and sunshine arrive, it will be hard to resist the temptation of going out and buying flowers. Getting started on the planning now will help you choose the flowers that do best in your garden instead of choosing them based on what you happen to see at the garden center. You can also strategically plan the layout of your flowerbed for aesthetics and functionality. Start researching plant options now and you can have your list of choices ready to go when the spring arrives.
Getting your flowerbeds ready for spring is not a complicated process. Cleaning them out now will give you a clean slate so it is easy to envision your spring garden and get to work once it is time. Feeding the soil now will get it ready to provide the spring flowers with the nutrients they need. And, taking time to plan ahead is the best way to end up with a garden that thrives and provides you with long-lasting enjoyment. If you have questions or need help with any part of this process, get in touch with the pros at The Experienced Gardener.