6 Tasks to Prepare for Spring

Yesterday was Groundhog’s day and though he did not see his shadow, and we still have six weeks left of Winter, now is the time to get ready for spring planting. Today we are going to tell you the six things you need to do (six tasks for six weeks left) to prepare your garden for spring. Start now so you don’t have to crunch everything in last minute. Save yourself the last minute stress by adhering to the following 6 tips.

 

The first, and rather obvious, tip is to clear your garden and flower beds of all debris. Be sure to cut back (or cut out) all the dead growth that has accumulated over the winter and make sure you have all the open space you need. Rototilling can happen now if you live in a climate that still is not having hard freezes, but if you don’t you will need to save that step for when it warms up slightly. If your soil is not too hard, try adding a layer of compost 6cm deep in the soil. This will make for fantastic soil come spring.

 

Second be sure to order all the bulbs and seeds that are going to ripen in the summer months. These will need to be planted early on and you want to get started (or at least seriously consider starting) really soon! It is also time to plant those seeds that need a long time to grow. You will not want to plant these (peppers, Begonias, etc.) later in the season or else you probably will not get a good crop out of them.

 

Third is to get your composting bin (or pile) ready. If you haven’t been composting throughout the winter now is definitely the time to get your compost bin rearing and ready to go. Building a compost bin now will lessen your stress come spring. To learn how to build your own compost bin, check out our other blog article https://www.factorydirecthose.com/building-compost-bin/

 

The fourth tip is to start to get rid of all those nasty garden pests now. Starting early will increase your plants’ chances of making it the entire garden season. Aphids, slugs, and many other pests can wreck your plants for a thriving, healthy garden. Be sure to look at our articles on controlling both slugs and aphids. https://www.factorydirecthose.com/slug-control-garden/

https://www.factorydirecthose.com/getting-rid-aphids/

We also can teach you how to make your own pesticide! All of these are really helpful in prepping your garden (and plants) for spring. https://www.factorydirecthose.com/making-your-own-pesticide/

 

Our fifth task to prep for spring is to clean out your greenhouse. Especially if you have been gardening in your greenhouse over the winter you will want to clean/clear it out. Get all the plant debris out, disinfect, wash your pots and seed trays, and so one. This is a big task that can  take up much of a Saturday afternoon so do it now before the craziness of spring planting sets in.

 

The last tip/task we have for you is to make sure everything is in order. By that we mean to find (and clean) all your gardening tools, double check that your garden hose is in tip-top shape, and get all the seeds and bulbs that you are going to need this planting season. Having everything in order come spring will make planting an enjoyable, rather than stressful, event. But most of all be sure to get excited and have fun prepping your garden for spring: trust us it is so worth it.

Yesterday was Groundhog’s day and though he did not see his shadow, and we still have six weeks left of Winter, now is the time to get ready for spring planting. Today we are going to tell you the six things you need to do (six for six weeks left) to prepare your garden for spring. Start now so you don’t have to crunch everything in last minute. Save yourself the last minute stress by adhering to the following 6 tips.

The first, and rather obvious, tip is to clear your garden and flower beds of all debris. Be sure to cut back (or cut out) all the dead growth that has accumulated over the winter and make sure you have all the open space you need. Rototilling can happen now if you live in a climate that still is not having hard freezes, but if you don’t you will need to save that step for when it warms up slightly. If your soil is not too hard, try adding a layer of compost 6cm deep in the soil. This will make for fantastic soil come spring.

 

Second be sure to order all the bulbs and seeds that are going to ripen in the summer months. These will need to be planted early on and you want to get started (or at least seriously consider starting) really soon! It is also time to plant those seeds that need a long time to grow. You will not want to plant these (peppers, Begonias, etc.) later in the season or else you probably will not get a good crop out of them.

 

Third is to get your composting bin (or pile) ready. If you haven’t been composting throughout the winter now is definitely the time to get your compost bin rearing and ready to go. Building a compost bin now will lessen your stress come spring. To learn how to build your own compost bin, check out our other blog article https://www.factorydirecthose.com/building-compost-bin/

 

The fourth tip is to start to get rid of all those nasty garden pests now. Starting early will increase your plants’ chances of making it the entire garden season. Aphids, slugs, and many other pests can wreck your plants for a thriving, healthy garden. Be sure to look at our articles on controlling both slugs and aphids. https://www.factorydirecthose.com/slug-control-garden/

https://www.factorydirecthose.com/getting-rid-aphids/

We also can teach you how to make your own pesticide! All of these are really helpful in prepping your garden (and plants) for spring. https://www.factorydirecthose.com/making-your-own-pesticide/

 

Our fifth task to prep for spring is to clean out your greenhouse. Especially if you have been gardening in your greenhouse over the winter you will want to clean/clear it out. Get all the plant debris out, disinfect, wash your pots and seed trays, and so one. This is a big task that can  take up much of a Saturday afternoon so do it now before the craziness of spring planting sets in.

 

The last tip/task we have for you is to make sure everything is in order. By that we mean to find (and clean) all your gardening tools, double check that your garden hose is in tip-top shape, and get all the seeds and bulbs that you are going to need this planting season. Having everything in order come spring will make planting an enjoyable, rather than stressful, event. But most of all be sure to get excited and have fun prepping your garden for spring: trust us it is so worth it.

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