Sometimes the most unexpected things happen, such as getting into a minor accident while trucking, leaving you with a cast leg, and plenty of free time. When these things happen, it’s best to accept it and take advantage of your new-found time and prepare for the upcoming spring season while your car accident or truck driver attorney handles the job for you.
To make sure your garden is prepared to help your plants grow at their fullest potential this spring — here are preparation tips to consider.
Organize Your Shed
Organize your garden shed and tools, sharpen your blades, and oil the hinges. It’s also a great idea to replenish your supplies, such as fertilizer and other essentials you need. Taking care of your tools beforehand gives you more time to tend to outside work during the warmer months.
Clear Out the Flower Beds
Do a general cleaning around the area and remove any weeds or other things that may be hindering your plant’s growth for the new season. If you come across any dead organic matter, place them on your compost pile to break down. However, ensure you remove all weeds to prevent them from competing with your growing garden plants.
Enrich Your Soil
Even if you’re planting for the next couple of weeks, you need to enrich the soil with compost and other organic matter like rotten chicken or cow manure to make sure it’s healthy and plump enough for spring.
Set Up Planters and Garden Beds
It’s best to build new garden beds or decorate your garden with your newly bought pots and planters for the upcoming season early on to give you more time on tending to your actual plants during the warmer months. Plus, doing this gives you the chance to see what setting is best to showcase your new plants.
Removes Garden Pests
While the surroundings are quiet and less hectic, it’s best to hunt down and remove hibernating pests. Doing this saves you from dealing with troubles during spring or summer. Make sure to check your plants for any slugs, snails, and other pests sheltering for winter. If you still haven’t cleaned last year’s pot of summer bedding, make sure to replace them immediately as white-vine-weevil larvae thrive in decaying plant roots.
Maintain Fences and Borders
Besides tending to the actual garden, the quieter winter months is the best time to take care of the small maintenance jobs around your yard. Check your fence panels, gates, and trellis for any damage or rotting and fix them immediately, giving you more time to spend in the garden during the warmer months.
Even if spring is still a few months away, it’s best to get the first wave of planting done. You can start growing plants indoors at any time of the year and plant them out during spring. Great plants you can try growing now are bulbs and perennials, as they’re simple to plant and maintain.
Last but not least, apply a layer of mulch on your garden bed. It’s more efficient at keeping weeds at bay, leaving you with smooth and weed-free soil for your plants to enjoy. However, if you still have thriving plants you plan on keeping for the new season, avoid adding mulch to their soil.
Spring is near, and you’ll soon be caught up in the frenzy of weed removing, seed sowing, growing, and nurturing as your garden comes back to life. Take advantage of the less hectic winter months to prepare for the new gardening year with the tips mentioned.