Today is National Gardening Day, a special holiday created to give gardeners a little push to begin their garden journey. Have you thought of what you need to do in order to have your garden and landscape ready to enjoy this spring? Gardeners, experienced and even those a little unseasoned, are encouraged to celebrate National Gardening Day by picking up a shovel, planting some seeds, and kicking off a year of beautiful bounty. Below we share a few of our favorite upkeep tips to help your garden adapt to these seasonal changes.
Evaluate Your Garden
Maintenance starts with knowing your garden’s current condition. Take a moment to evaluate your garden before beginning maintenance procedures. If you happen to find spotty leaves, crabgrass, or weeds, you may need additional fertilizers as these are indicators of disease. This is the perfect time to determine if your gardens and landscapes need other changes regarding your soil, pruning, bed renovation or the addition of raised beds, lawn reduction, and new landscaping components.
Clean Your Garden Beds and Get Rid of Winter Debris
Take some time to get your garden neat and tidy by clearing out all debris that is lingering from the winter season. Start by removing any old mulch, dead leaves, sticks, or other debris. Next, it’s time to weed out those garden beds to give your newly blooming buds a more comfortable and nourishing place to grow. This will also help with appearance of your gardens and passersby can be dazzled by the gorgeous plants you have installed in your yard.
Pinch Back Your Cool Weather Blooms
With winter weather behind us, your cool weather plants need to be trimmed back. Start by pinching, pruning, and cutting back your perennials to get them ready for the warmer weather. Deadhead any spent annual and perennial flowers, allowing for repeat blooms. Cutting back and pinching the plants will allow the plants to strengthen itself, grow bigger and fuller, therefore, giving you the largest bloom span possible.
Ask a Professional For Creative Input
While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to local plants for your garden, perhaps you’re looking for a way to spice things up. Ask a professional landscaping company about plants you could install that aren’t native to your area. Professionals will have great suggestions on native and non-native plants that complement each other and your garden design and style. Let your garden become the talk of the town.
Have a New Watering Schedule
Warmer weather also means your plants will need water more often. As such, a new watering schedule is in order. You will now need to increase the time you are watering your plants in comparison to your winter watering routine. There’s also the chance you’ll have to water your plants an extra day or two every week to keep them hydrated. Water is key to growth of your blooming garden.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your garden for spring, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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