Get your garden beds ready.
For those who haven’t been working on their gardens for the whole winter, this is a great time to get started. It won’t be hard to organize your life and your garden beds in spring, and you’ll soon find that you don’t want to miss out on all of the gorgeous flowers and vegetables that await.
Making your garden beds ready for spring takes some planning, but it’s a simple process once you know how. The key is knowing what to do with your garden beds in the winter so that spring will actually be easy.
To keep our gardens from getting too cold in the winter, we buried our tomatoes, peppers and eggplants deep in loose soil beneath a layer of straw mulch. This not only keeps the ground nice and warm for them (but also prevents weeds), but it also provides something else: protection from frost heave. This extra layer can prevent damage caused by strong winds which can suddenly move snow-covered soil around little bits at ground level. We kept our squash planted inside raised baskets filled with topsoil—no more frost heave damage!
Create your seedling trays.
Now that you’ve created your garden plan, it’s time to start thinking about the seedling trays. Seed trays are important because they contain a suitable environment for seeds to germinate. There are two materials needed to make a seed tray: plastic and soil. First, fill the plastic tray with soil. Then plant the seeds in the soil and cover them with some more soil. Finally, water the seeds once a day so they don’t dry out.
Start planting those seedlings.
In our house, we’re big fans of seedlings. We love watching them sprout and grow into plants and flowers. They’re such a manageable size, perfect for when kids come over to play or even just to have around the house. We decided to share them with you in case you’ve been wanting to start some yourself, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
If you want your plants to grow fast, then using the most common watering method will really help them thrive—and it’s super easy! The idea is that by watering thoroughly with water each time, the soil will become moist without soaking through. This prevents roots from drying out too quickly or from absorbing all the water in one sitting. When this happens, excess water can collect on leaves or stems and cause mildew or rot later on (aka: transplant shock). Don’t wait until things start getting bad before starting this process; every little bit helps! Here are four ways to accomplish an effective watering routine:
Your garden will be perfect for spring in no time, even if you start from scratch!
Now that the weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer, it’s the perfect time to get your garden ready for summer. This is when you can start planting those seedlings that you started indoors.
You can also plant new flowers from seeds or from seedlings purchased at a local nursery. Now is a great time to fertilize your soil before you start planting anything.
If you have any weeds, now is an excellent time to pull them out by hand. Pulling them early will mean less water usage later on in the season when they would be harder to pull out.Spring is officially here! It’s time to get your yard ready for a season of barbecues and backyard parties.
If you’re like most homeowners, it’s been months since you’ve been outside to do some gardening—that’s why we’ve put together this list of three tips to help you get a beautiful garden ready for spring.
Let’s get started!
First, clear out winter debris from around the base of your plants. Use a broom or rake to gently clear away any leaves, sticks, or trash that has accumulated over the winter.
Next, loosen the soil around your plants with a pitchfork or shovel. This will allow water and nutrients to reach your plants’ roots more easily. Our recommendation is to do this on a dry day so that you don’t damage the soil by making it too wet while digging into it.
Third and finally, add new mulch to your flower beds and around trees in order to protect them from weeds and other pests while they’re growing back their leaves and flowers this spring.
Though it may not feel like it now, we’re actually very close to spring. And for most of us, that means we’ll be working on our gardens in the coming weeks. Getting your garden ready for spring is a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be hard! Here are three tips and tricks that will help you see your garden go from dead and barren to lush and beautiful this spring.
1. Remove the leaves. You may not think the leaves that have fallen onto your garden are doing any harm—after all, they’re organic matter, right? But if you leave them there, they’ll mold and rot over the winter, making your soil acidic and much more difficult to revitalize in the spring. So whoever has to do it—whether it’s you or your kids or your spouse or a neighbor kid who needs some extra cash—get out there and rake those leaves!
2. Use old coffee grounds in your soil. You know those coffee grounds you’ve been throwing away after each pot? It’s time to put them to good use! Coffee grounds are full of nutrients that make perfect fertilizer for plants. So don’t throw them out next time; put them on top of your soil so they can become part of your garden
Getting your garden ready for spring can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be too complicated. Here are three easy tips for getting your garden in tip-top shape before the warm weather starts:
1. Prune any dead branches and leaves off of your trees and bushes. This will help prevent disease and encourage new growth.
2. Replace any dead plants or bulbs with new ones, so they don’t take up room that could be occupied by beautiful, healthy plants.
3. Add fertilizer or compost to the soil to help your plants thrive this season!
It’s that time of year again! Spring is coming, which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the new season.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the thought of preparing your garden—it’s easier than you think! Here are our top three tips for getting your garden in order so you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space throughout spring and summer.
1. Clean up last year’s plants. You’ll need to get all the dead plant matter out of your garden so you have room to plant something new. Start by removing any dead vegetation from last season. Then, if you know what plants you want to grow this season, make sure you clear out any weeds that might threaten their survival or reduce their growth rate.
2. Get inspired. If you don’t know what plants you want to grow, take a trip to a local nursery or start researching gardening online to get an idea of what cultivars are most popular in your area and what will work best for the size and shape of your outdoor space.
3. Don’t forget the soil! Once your garden is cleared, you’ll want to test the pH level of the soil before planting anything new—you can use a testing kit from your local gardening store or buy a soil test online
Springtime is finally here, and the warmer weather means that your garden is going to need a little TLC. Instead of dreading this process, why not look at it as an opportunity to spend a little extra time outside? Here are some tips for how to get your garden ready for spring and enjoy the process.
1) Weed, weed, weed!
It’s no secret that weeds can take over a garden if you let them. This year, don’t let that happen to you! Pull weeds one by one before they have the chance to grow. It might sound like a lot of work at first, but it will prevent you from having to do more work later on when they’re much bigger.
2) Add mulch.
Mulch helps keep your garden soil healthy by keeping water in and preventing weeds from growing. If you haven’t already added mulch to your garden, now is the time to do it. Just be sure not to add too much because this can hurt your plants instead of helping them.
3) Plant some flowers.
Spring is finally here! It’s time to get your garden ready for all the new life the season brings. Here are three simple ways to prepare your garden for spring:
1. Start a compost pile.
Composting is an easy, cost-effective way to make sure your plants get all the nutrients they need. All you need to do is put all of your organic waste in one place and let it decompose!
2. Clean out your gutters and downspouts.
It might not seem like a big deal, but a clogged gutter can cause water damage in your home, which can lead to a number of expensive repairs. Check them at least twice a year—in the spring and again in the fall—and clean them out using a hose or a plumber’s snake. You’ll thank yourself later!
3. Get some plants ready for transplanting into your garden.
Start by looking up what plants grow best in your region and climate zone, then pick out some that you think would look good together and start planting them in pots or containers indoors so they’ll be ready for transplanting later on when it gets warmer outside.
Spring is just around the corner and we’re so excited! This winter was a doozy, so we’re looking forward to getting our hands in the dirt, watching things grow, and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of summer in our gardens.
If you’re ready to pull out your gardening tools and get started on your spring garden but you’re not sure where to begin, then you’re in luck. In today’s blog post, we have 3 simple tips to help you get your garden ready for spring:
1. Clear away any dead plants or weeds after the last frost has passed.
2. Add additional compost to existing soil (if needed).
3. Plant bulbs that bloom during different seasons of the year so you have flowers blooming all season long!