The spring season is upon us, which means planting season is close behind. In today’s post, we will be sharing a few important tips to get your flowerbeds prepped and ready for planting season. This will be part of a new monthly series called “Garden Talk”. Gardening is an activity that many look forward to all year long, so we are happy to share some basic tips if you are wanting to get started as well! As a reminder, please be sure to follow community guidelines when it comes to your flowerbeds and their upkeep.
- “Spring Clean” The Area: An important first step is to remove any overgrown or dead plants before planting anything new. Weeds can also be hiding beneath the surface, which can be detrimental to any new seeds.
- Prepare the Soil: During the winter, soil can get very firm and difficult to work with. It can easily be loosened with some light tilling. Then, a light rake of the top layer and a watering will help the material to settle and release any air pockets that may have appeared. Adding a layer of compost can be helpful to improve the texture of the soil.
- Apply Mulch: Using mulch is a great way to keep weeds out of your garden. This step is crucial to complete before you start planting so that you don’t have to work around any already established flowers.
- Make Sure Your Shed is Organized: An organized shed will be your best friend during planting season so it is important to make sure things are in order before it begins. For some quick and easy storage shed organizing tips, check out this previous blog post: https://assetdevelopment.com/insider/easy-tips-for-organizing-a-storage-shed/.