Gardening is a wonderful hobby. It gets you outside for a nice dose of vitamin D from the sun. It helps beautiful your property, which raises the value. Depending on what you plant, a garden can also feed your family. To get your garden growing this spring, you’re going to need to do a little prep work. Here’s what to focus on in the coming weeks:
Get Rid of Dead Leaves
The last leaves of fall don’t need to be raked up. They can provide a nice “blanket” for your lawn and garden throughout the winter. But now is the time to rake all those leaves. This will give you the first glance of what you have to work with in terms of you soil and perennials.
This is probably the most labor-intensive part of getting your garden ready. Edging allows you to create a kind of small trench around your flowerbeds. This is great for trapping water and letting it flow back to your flowers. You can use a long handle edger or get down to the ground and dig it out. Edging is also how you can expand your garden area.
A lot of flowers you plant in your garden can already be well on their way to blooming. But you can also start your garden directly from seeds. These can be grown in pots and containers indoors until the weather warms up. Just make sure they are somewhere that has sunlight.
Mulch & Fertilize
After raking the leaves, you’ll want to lay down a bed of mulch and/or fertilizer. This how you prep the soil for growing. You’re providing your dirt a much needed burst of nutrients. Fertilizer should go down a few weeks before you start planting. It can be harsh on new seedlings and you want to give your soil a chance to acclimate.
Along with all the raking and edging, you might have some things you need to move around or move out all together. This is work that you can turn over to Junk King Salt Lake City. Even though “junk” is in their name, the crews from Junk King are happy to help with yard clearing of any kind. Whether you need pavers or patio furniture hauled away, Junk King Salt Lake City is the perfect partner to help get your garden ready for spring.