Do you think your garden would ever be magazine cover worthy? There have been plenty of amateur gardens that have graced the cover of magazines and they’re usually created by homeowners with a green thumb as opposed to professional landscapers. It is time to get your garden ready for growing. Here’s what you’ll need to focus on in the coming weeks.
Sharp, well-defined bed edges elevate any garden. A deep trench between your lawn and flower beds is a good way to go. Not only will it enhance the overall feel of your garden but it’s great to watering, too. You could skip the edging all together if all your flowers and veggies are confined to wooden beds. Short of that, start cleaning up those edges.
Roses are always a welcome addition to any garden. They can become the main flower or just an accent. No matter how many rose buses you have, now is the time you will want to prune those bushes before new shoots are more than 1/2-inch long. Pruning gives a plant some much-needed “breathing room.”
Weeding is one of those garden tasks that never seem to end. You might be able to mitigate your weed problem this year by pulling up as many of the winter weeds as you can get your hands on. Use a pre-emergent herbicide containing corn gluten to disrupt weed seed germination for up to three months.
Stakes help tall plants flourish. They’re also a big benefit to certain vegetables like tomatoes and beans. It’s a good idea to get those stakes in the grown before the growth is too small. You could even stake before any seedlings go in. This can help you map out you entire garden plan.
If you’re already seeing some new growth, then fertilizer you put down now should be low numbers. You don’t want to overwhelm the plants with a blast of fertilizer. However, if the soil is clean and you’re just prepping, then you can go for more nutrient fertilizer to mix throughout your soil. Just give it a few weeks to sink in.
As you clean, prune and trim you’re going to create a lot of yard waste to throw out. That might fill up your trashcan but what about the other things you want to get rid of? What if you need to toss out a lawnmower or crusty grill? That is when Junk King Columbus can be a big help. The two-man moving crew assigned to your session can do some awesome debris clearing around every corner of your yard. Get your garden ready for growing with a little yard waste removal help from Junk King Columbus.