How To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring
As springtime approaches, many are itching to do some cleaning and maintenance around their yard. With the traditional sprucing up, there are a few additional steps you will want to take to get your garden up to par. Here are a few ways in which you can prepare your garden for springtime.
Go around your garden and inspect closely for weeds, pests, debris, and any broken or rotten fencing that may have cropped up other the course of the winter. Its important to know what you need to do so you can ensure you have the right tools to complete the job. Using a till, you can upturn the soil which will not only get rid of those pesky weeds, but also disturb any bugs or slugs that have been lurking around your plants. Make a list of the things that need to be done and what supplies you will need.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Clear away leaves, weeds, sticks, or any other debris that has accumulated around your plants. Often after clearing up your garden, things will start to look much better. This will also give you an indication on where you can potentially plant new species if you choose.
If you find yourself with some unwelcome creepy crawlies that are not plant-friendly, you have a few options. You can buy pesticide at your local hardware store, or you can pursue natural means. Placing copper rings around the bottom of your plants deter slugs and snails from crawling up. You can also pour coffee grounds into your garden which will drive away plant-eating pests as well as giving your garden a nice boost of nitrogen.
After you have completed those steps you are that much closer to enjoying your spring garden. If you need help getting your garden back into shape, contact Blooms Landcare at (817) 688-5352 to speak with one of our experienced contractors today.