A garden can serve two purposes. It can beautify your property or it can feed your family. It can also do both at the same time. The goal would be to prep the garden and get it growing as soon as possible. That way you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits all summer long. Here are some tips to put into action to get your garden growing:
Check the Soil
When was the last time checked the pH level of your soil? Maybe you’ve never checked but now you can with a home test kit that is available at any nursery or hardware store. Most plants grow best in soil with a pH between 6.0 to 7.0. That’s a good range to aim for. What if your pH is off? Then you can balance it out with the next prep step:
Fertilizer comes in many formulas. Some add basic nutrients while others take barren soil and make it rich enough to grow plants in. What is the right level for your garden? Take the results of your pH test to your local nursery and they’ll hook you up with the right fertilizer combination.
Mow Your Lawn
It will be time to get back into the regular lawn mowing habit again. First, make sure your lawnmower blades are cleaned and sharpened. They need to be up to the task. The best height for a lawn is between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. Landscapers also recommend that you mow frequently so that no more than one-third of the grass is cut in one mowing. That will support better growth and greener grass.
You’ll be doing a lot of raking and clearing to get your garden growing. That means pulling weeds and pruning trees and bushes. All of that yard waste can be easily bagged up and put in the trash but you might be left with more debris to get rid of. That could be stuff like old chairs and tables. It might be busted bird feeders or broken planters. If your kids have outgrown the swing set, then it should be taken down. All of that debris clearing can easily be taken care of with a call to Junk King Houston. You can’t get your garden growing until Junk King Houston removes the rubbish. Put them to work today.