Prep work is a key part of making dinner. In upscale restaurants, there are assistant cooks whose job it is just to cut and dice ingredients. That is why you need to give careful consideration to prepping your garden to get it ready for planting. Here’s what you can get finished before the first official day of spring.
You might have stopped raking after the last leaves fell off the trees in your yard. Actually, leaving a bed of leaves on the lawn during winter is good for growth but now it’s time to clear that debris away. Once all the leaves are gone, you should put down a thin layer of compost to fire up growth for your grass.
Do you have bare patches in your lawn? Those are easy to fix. Loosen the surface by churning up the top four inches of soil. Then pour over a mix of grass seed and fertilizer. Tamp down and water as needed. If you’re not sure of the right grass seed, take some clippings to a nursery. They’ll be able to identify what you’ve got growing.
Check Your Tools
Garden tools are as complicated as a power drill but they still need to be maintained. Start the season by cleaning and sharpening those tools. If the grips are worn off or there is rust, then you might be better off replacing what you need.
Trees, shrubs and plants that you already have growing in your garden should get a fresh bed of mulch. This helps to moderate soil temperatures, maintain soil moisture, and keep weeds. Plus, it simply makes your garden look more beautiful. Mulch comes in a variety of colors, textures and shapes. You can be uniform or mix and match throughout your garden.
Aerate Your Lawn
Just because your lawn is exposed to the elements doesn’t mean it is getting all the oxygen it needs to flourish. That air needs to seep into the roots. This is where aerating can make a big difference. After aerating, you might want to put down fertilizer throughout. It will seep down much easier.
The final prep for your garden should be a yard debris clearing session with Junk King Dallas Mid Cities. The Junk King team is the perfect squad to call on to remove old swing sets, hot tubs, above ground pools and fencing. Just imagine how much gardening room this will open up. One yard clearing session with Junk King Dallas Mid Cities is all it will take to get your garden ready for planting.