After the long cold winter, you must be eager to go outside and start working on your spring garden so your home starts to feel amazing for the rest of the year. If you love plants, you don’t really need to wait for the weather to warm up, start right now! In our previous blogs, we have discussed how you can still grow plants indoors, all year round and we are going to expand here how to make this happen so you have more information and motivation to go for it.
In this issue, we’ll give you 5 tips on spring gardening. Start early and start enjoying your garden as soon as possible.
1. Plan Ahead:
Plan your spring garden ahead of time so you know what to expect when spring time comes and adjust your plan so things are at their peak when spring comes. You may want to design a new garden, renovate or add some more pieces of attraction to your existing garden. You could turn your backyard into a beautiful water garden and enjoy it during spring and summer with friends and family – the possibilities are endless! Decide where you’ll grow your flowers and also your foods so they are organized in the best possible manner. Choose the type of seeds that will naturally grow in your area in spring and choose an appropriate place for seeding. So your plan should include what you’ll plant and where you’ll plant them, and this will lead to your garden looking amazing when things grow.
2. Nourish your Garden:
Feed Your Plants and Lawn; add some organic fertilizers to your soil before seeding. For pots, you can add liquid feeds or slow-release organic fertilizers. For your lawn, you can prepare your own organic fertilizers by composting your household waste. This is all important so the foundation for your garden is set. Otherwise, things may not grow as well as it could and there may be a waste of potential for an amazing garden.
3. Add Top Soil & Raised Beds:
Adding a layer of topsoil and planting in raised bed gardens will make it a lot easier on your back. It’s also better for the environment because tilling can deplete and degrade soil quality. Adding top soil saves you energy, and in addition, raised beds can make it easier for you to decorate your garden.
4. Include Perennials:
Adding perennial flowers in your garden gives you the advantage of having flowers growing year after year. They are less energy intensive, and unlike annual plants, perennial plants return every year. which for you means that once you plant them the first time, they will keep growing a regenerating without much effort on your part. Having perennial fruits and veggies ensures that you have food ready at all times. Perennial flowers make your home beautiful, grown indoors or outdoors as a side benefit which is another huge advantage.
5. Start Planting Early:
When it comes to gardening successfully, timing is everything. Follow nature’s lead and time your seeds instead of trying to rush. We know you want a garden that looks incredible, but sometimes good things take time and this is no different Start planting seeds now, and get a head start and let time and nature take care of the rest. Your plants will start sprouting early in spring. Some seeds even need a period of cold before they will start to sprout. Select the types of seeds best suited for your area at this time of year and start planting seeds!
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Source: Nourish the Planet