10 Spring Gardening Tips
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Springtime is the perfect time to work on your garden allowing you greater freedom of movement. The following tips will give you better understanding of what you can do in that time:
- Order summer-flowering seeds and bulbs, such as lilies, buttercups and gladiolas. They can be planted in the spring for a better summer garden.
- You need to clear up and remove any debris, leaves and twigs from your flower beds, ponds and lawn. Cut the dead growth back, then if the soil can be worked, dig in a layer of compost or manure into the garden borders.
- If you have a greenhouse, clean it up as best as you can. You need to remove debris off the floor, the benches and any other place inside. Disinfect the glass as well, as some diseases and pests can survive harsh winters.
- Spring is also the time for longer-growing plants, such as peppers, begonias, geraniums, aubergines and more. They need to be grown with a heated propagator during the colder months.
- Destroy pests you find around the garden now, rather than letting them create trouble when summer comes around. Look for aphids, slugs, snails and destroy them before they can do damage. Prepare your garden for vine weevils if your area has had problems with such.
- Install rain barrels to collect the seasonal rainfall more effectively. You can use it on dry days to water plants that need it, such as blueberries, rhododendrons and camellias.
- Move any bushes that are in the way or you need moved. Doing so during spring will be easier, just remember to water them well and to place them at the same level as they were before. Make sure you keep the roots intact.
- Fix your fences and gates as this is the best time to do so, before the summer heat makes it hell to deal with. Anything broken should be fixed now.
- Now is also the time to clean and sharpen your gardening tools. This will not only improve them, but also help keep bacteria and fungi away from your plants, regardless of the tool used.
- Make a composting area for your gardening waste. This will greatly help later down the line, as you won’t have to throw anything away. Mix grass clippings,vegetable peels, clippings and paper bits for the bacteria to feed on.
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