Just because you’re ready for summer doesn’t mean your garden is too. Taking charge of your garden in the spring is an absolute must if you want to get the most out of it during the summer. Discover all the spring lawn care tips and follow the right steps for your garden to make it more than perfect for sunny days.
Air and fertilize your lawn
During the winter period, the grass does not grow, because water and oxygen hardly reach the roots. In spring, let your lawn breathe while aerating it.
The scarification is the ideal solution (use a ripper). Then you can cut the grass, but not too short (ideally 5 to 7 cm) so that it can recover well. The beginning of April (beginning of October for Australia) is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn. Use organic fertilizer and work the grass with granulated lime. The blades of grass will thus absorb enough nutrients.
Cut dead branches and damaged stems in spring.
The bad days of autumn, the cold of winter and the harsh frosts often leave many traces in the garden. As soon as spring comes, you will be able to repair the harms of this winter season and help your garden to get a new look.
To do this first, you will have to cut the dead branches. The plants sometimes suffered a lot during this winter period, which was not conducive to the flowering of plants and shrubs. You can then prune dead, damaged branches, or dry stems. Take the time to make this cut with a pruner to allow the plant not to have to worry about this part at the time of regrowth.
Prepare the ground for spring with weeding and cleaning.
There is no point in planning plantings if your land is not ready to receive them. So you have to weed and clear the land. By removing the weeds, you allow the soil to rest and regenerate. Rather than tapping into these nutrients unnecessarily to feed useless plants, it will conserve its energy to welcome new crops.
Prepare your garden soil for new plantings.
Turn the soil over by digging or with a tiller if you really have a large area. You will break the lumps and make it looser. It will be airier, and you will have less trouble planting in the spring. Redefine your cultures! In order not to exhaust the soil, it is advisable to change the location of your plants from one year to another. So plan a rotation of the plantations to allow the soil to rest, because not all plants have the same needs. If you want to get started on a very clean lawn, turn the field around so that you can seed it on sunny days. And if you want to enhance the terrain! It’s the best time for that.
Prune fruit trees for better yield
The fruit trees should also be pruned to promote better performance in the spring and summer. By concentrating its work on certain branches, it will allow the fruits to flourish well and to become larger. Also, cut your roses, which will appreciate this little bit of freshness. This pruning will also give a sharper vision to your garden and lawn. You will enjoy watching it even if the flowers and fruits are not yet present.
Think of seeds and seedlings for your vegetable patch
It is not because it is still cold that you should not start planting so that your vegetable garden offers you vegetables from the start of summer! Germinate your potatoes or start planting your bulbs if you have a sheltered and slightly warm place. Just start growing in pots with a mixture of soil and sand. So your plants will be ready to hatch from the first days of spring sunshine! Also, remember to order your seeds and plan your sowing.