Spring is finally here, and that means you can get out and start enjoying your yard to the fullest. When thinking of spring, one such task that comes to mind when trying to improve your yard is gardening. The chill of winter is starting to dwindle, but even though spring hasn’t gone into full swing just yet, there are still tasks you can get done to prepare your garden for the warmer weather. Here are gardening suggestions we have to help get your yard prepared for spring.
Look Over Your Yard
The first thing you’ll want to do is inspect your trees, particularly ones that could stand to have a few limbs trimmed off. Trimming tree limbs can be a big help to your garden and other parts of your yard because you won’t have to worry about them falling later and damaging parts of your yard.
Along with tree limbs, you should make sure your garden beds are properly mulched, refreshing mulch in spots where the soil has gotten warmer.
After that, look at the different hardscape features your yard has and see if any of them have sustained damage over the winter season.
Refresh Your Lawn
If your yard has any grass growing, spring is the time to tend to that grass. You’ll want to remove all of the debris that piled up during winter. Sometimes, you might have to get your mower and leaf blower, among other tools you have for lawn care, serviced. Before you get started on mowing, see if there are any spots that could use reseeding.
Have Your Shrubs Pruned
All diseased, damaged, and dead branches should be removed from the plants that have them around your yard. Make sure you’re pruning cold-damaged wood as soon as your plants begin growing in the spring. Spring-blooming trees and shrubs should be pruned after they flower.
Prepare New Beds for Gardening
You can create a new gardening bed in a space that didn’t already have one. Be sure you dig up your soil because this relieves compaction and allows oxygen to get into the mixture. Then, with the help of compost, your soil will become rich and lively in no time.
When the soil is capable of being worked, you should clear out the entire planting space, so you can remove all of the different weeds and debris that can become bothersome otherwise. Applying a layer of compost that is roughly four inches should suffice, then cultivate that compost until it has achieved a depth of around ten inches to one foot. Rake everything so that it’s smooth before you start planting.
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