How to Prepare Your Garden for Planting

» Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Landscaping Service | 0 comments

Spring is finally coming after a grueling and long winter with record-breaking snowfalls and severe temperatures. For a lot of homeowners, this means that the gardening season is coming. If you are one of these homeowners, you probably can’t wait to enjoy the fragrant smell and beautiful blooms of your garden.  

However, before you can enjoy that, you need to do your part. You can’t achieve a luscious and beautiful garden without a lot of careful planning and preparation.  

Fortunately for you, we are here to help you. Here are a couple of things that you should do to prepare your Landscaping San Antonio for the gardening season. 

Fertilize Beds 

Each growing season requires nutrients from the soil. Because of that, it is crucial to apply nutrients again into the soil around perennials, shrubs, and trees. You should think about getting a sample of your soil to the nearest extension service office. These individuals can help you identify what your soil requires in terms of pH and nutrients.  

Edge Beds 

Aside from generating a beautiful border around your garden, power or hand edging will also help keep the mulch inside your garden. This will prevent the spilling of mulch onto your yard. 

Tackle Leaves 

You can use lightly dispersed leaves as mulch for your soil. You can also leave them alone. But, you need to tackle excessive leaf groundcover and matted leaves. If you want to expose your plant’s base to the water and sun they require to survive, you should use a rake to get rid of matted leaves. 

Examine Perennials 

To make way for new growth, you should get rid of dead foliage. The thaw and freeze of the soil can result in plants popping out of the soil. That is why you have to work these plants back into the soil and apply mulch around it. Do not forget to thoroughly water them. This will help your plants to reestablish.  

Spring can also be the best time if you want to divide any of your perennials. But, you have to wait until after they blossom if your plants bloom early in the spring. You can also divide them in the fall.  

Prune Plants 

For shrubs that bloom mid-summer through fall, an excellent time to prune them is in early spring. When it comes to shrubs that bloom in spring, you’ve got to wait until after they blossom. 

Pull Weeds 

Weeds will immediately grow after the snow is gone. That is why you have to get rid of them as soon as you can. If the ground is still cold, weeds can be pulled easily since they haven’t taken root yet.  

Prepare Your Tools 

You should prepare your gardening tools. This includes the spade, shovel, rake, trowel, and much more. You should clean the tools and check their stability. Are any blades not sharp anymore? Are any handles losing? If they can’t be fixed, you have to replace them right away. You’ve got to ensure every single thing is working properly.  

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