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Set Up Your Garden For Spring Planting

Farmers will often get up before sunrise and finish their day just after sundown. All of that hard work provides us with an abundance of food. You can do your own type of farming but on a much smaller scale. A backyard garden can yield it’s fair share of fresh produce for your family but you probably wouldn’t have to work from sun up to sun down to make it happen. It all starts with the prep work. Here’s how to set up your garden for spring planting.

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Start Composting

One of the best things you can do for your garden is to set up a compost pile. Compost is often referred to as the “black gold” of a gardener’s world. You can buy ready-made compost or create your own using food and yard waste. Your compost pile will be where all your kitchen scraps will go and that reduces your carbon footprint even more. It doesn’t take much to set up a compost. Even an old trash can with holes poked in it will do the trick. Some folks even use hay bales or cement blocks to block off the pile. You’ll find directions on how to layer your compost online. Get start ASAP.

Start Growing Seedlings

You can buy plants that are already blooming and replant them in your garden or you can go the seedling route. This means growing plants from the seed up. Those seedlings can be started in windowsill in your home. Egg cartons make great seedling containers. Once the seedlings start to sprout, transfer them to your soil.

Prep Your Soil

Getting your soil ready will be the most labor intensive part of your garden prep. First, you need to break up the soil and get it aerated. Then clean up the edges around your flowerbeds. Next, check the pH levels to see if your soil is starving for nutrients. It probably is. That’s when you want to bring in the fertilizer. Give it a nice bed and let the fertilize soak in and work it’s magic. Ideally, that soil should be left alone for a couple of weeks before planting. Time it right and your seedlings will be ready to go in as soon as the dirt is fertile.

Get Rid of Rubbish

All around your yard there is probably a lot of yard waste to rake and scoop up. What about the bigger things like fencing or patio furniture? Those should all be removed too and they can with a call to Junk King Sacramento. It will only take one rubbish removal session with Junk King Sacramento to help get your garden ready for planting.

Get Your Garden Ready With Help From Junk King Sacramento

The “farm to table” movement is inspiring a lot of restaurants to utilize local farmers. They create entire menus inspired by fresh produce, beef and poultry. Customers appreciate the opportunity to support the local economy. You can also create your own “farm to table” menu but it would only take a few feet of travel. That would be having a vegetable garden in your backyard. Most festivals are surprisingly resilient. In other words, it’s easy with the right soil, amount of water and sunlight to get your garden growing. The first step is to clear a decent plot of land. Even if your backyard is nothing but concrete you can still do some amazing things with containers. To get your garden project started it might help to clear out all the debris and rubbish. That is taken care with one call to Junk King Sacramento.

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Junk King Sacramento is all about improving your living space whether that’s inside the house or out in the backyard. In the past, Junk King Sacramento crews have been called upon to remove weed overgrowth from backyards. They’ve also brought down swing sets, removed tool sheds and taken apart hot tubs. That is a lot of great clearing that can make way for a vegetable garden. You just have to turn the soil to get things going. For the record, Junk King Sacramento can also haul away dirt that you dig up to make room for your garden.

When you book your junk removal appointment Junk King Sacramento, you’ll be getting help from a two-man moving crew and a big truck. Your focus could entirely be on the backyard but there’s no reason why you can put the crew to work around the rest of your house. If you got an old sofa or bedroom set you want to get rid of, then this is your perfect chance to do that. Junk King Sacramento can also take away all your outdated electronic gear and make sure it’s disposed of at a recycling center that is set up for that type of operation. Just think of how much better your house will be once all that unwanted clutter is gone. To get your garden ready for planting, first call in Junk King Sacramento to clear the clutter.