5 Steps for Preparing a Garden for Spring

As winter ends, prepare your garden for spring's vibrant renewal. Good preparation assures strong growth, many blooms, and a successful garden season. This article covers five spring garden essentials. Flower your garden!  

Before spring gardening, remove winter debris. Get rid of leaves, weeds, and dead plants. To increase airflow and prevent pests and illnesses, old foliage is eliminated.  

1. Cleanup

Assess and improve soil fertility and structure. Add compost, well-rotted manure, or peat moss to boost soil and plant nutrition. Assess and regulate soil pH for plant growth.  

2. Soil Preparation

Pruning dead or damaged branches promotes healthy growth. Reduce old growth and stimulate fresh perennial growth. Pruned plants bloom better, grow stronger, and stay in shape.

3. Trimming and pruning

Organic mulch like wood chips, straw, or shredded leaves prevents weeds, retains moisture, and regulates soil temperature. Breaking down mulch enriches soil. Treat early weeds immediately to avoid spread.  

4. Mulch/Weed Control

Plan your garden layout on sunlight, plant heights, and compatibility. Choose spring bulbs, annuals, and perennials for your soil and climate. Growing food? Grow cool-season herbs and veggies. Water new plants and watch them grow.  

5. Plan/Plant

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