Spring is getting ready to be sprung. That means it is also time to get your garden ready. Has it really been a year since you’ve planted fresh flowers or vegetables? Over the next couple of weeks, there are a few things you need to do to get things ready for spring planting. Here’s what needs to happen in your garden:
Refresh Compost Pile
That compost pile you’ve been growing all year long is ready to be put into action. First step, turn it. Clear out the seed heads or any other debris that hasn’t broken down. If you don’t have a compost pile, then this is the year to start one. It’s the perfect place to put all your kitchen scraps and provide a nutrient rich source of fertilizer for your plants. There are easy DIY compost instructions you can find online.
You need to assess your current garden plot to see if any plant has outgrown the area. Think about dividing the perennials and planting them in different areas or containers. You don’t want to overcrowd your plants.
Consider New Flowers
You know what works in your garden. Now is the time to expand the possibilities and add in some new flowers. Think about color and growth patterns when considering what to plant. You can go for a mix and match kind of variety or sections of uniformity.
A soil testing kick will let you know what’s missing from your dirt. Whatever that is, you can probably find a good fertilizer or use your compost to replace those missing nutrients. Once you’ve treated your soil and given it a few days to acclimate, you’ll be ready for planting.
Use a Garden Planner
If you’re considering a major landscaping makeover for your garden, then you should utilize garden planner. You’re sure to find templates online that will let you plot out your plots. It’s a good way to visualize what you have and what you’re missing.
Before any serious gardening can start, you’ll want to bring in the squad from Junk King Chattanooga. Yes, their focus is removing junk but they can also do a lot around the yard. You can tap the Junk King crew to haul away rocks, dirt, sod or busted planters. Getting your garden ready for spring is easy when you bring in the team from Junk King Chattanooga at the start.