The birds might not be singing their springtime melodies just yet, but that doesn’t mean spring isn’t on the way! The end of winter, just before the beginning of early spring, is an ideal time to get your garden ready for spring. Grab your gardening tools and follow these tips, and your outdoor space will be blooming before you know it!
Inspect the Entire Garden
Before you get your garden ready for spring, assess what’s happened over the winter with a quick inspection. Walk through your whole garden and see if you spot any of the following:
- Winter damage to trees and shrubs
- Any rotting, leaning, or weakening of fences
- Animal activity on or around existing plants
- Damage to garden beds or wintertime garden plants
Clean Up Debris
If this isn’t the first time you’ll get your garden ready for spring, you’re probably groaning at the thought of what comes next — raking and picking up all of those twigs, branches, leaves, and other debris that has blown into or stayed in your yard all fall and winter long. It may be a pain, but taking care of bagging up or clearing away this debris is absolutely necessary to prepare your garden for spring planting. If this task is daunting or you need extra hands, feel free to rely on us for your spring cleanup services in Montgomery County, PA, and other local areas!
Check Your Sprinklers
You don’t want to be out of water when it’s time to get your garden ready for spring! If you rely on a sprinkler system to keep your springtime plants healthy, now’s the time to check that your sprinkler system functions and there are no leaks in your hoses, spigots, or water lines.
If you use bulb protectors in the winter to prevent animals from nibbling away at your bulbs, or you’ve used another winter protection solution such as burlap lining to protect against freezing temperatures, now is a good time to remove these barriers. This helps your garden beds truly flourish because removing barriers prevents spring shoots from being stunted by anything blocking their growth.
Do Some Weeding
Another task that needs to get done as you get your garden ready for spring is the often-dreaded weeding! It’s time to start pulling out all of those ugly winter weeds so they don’t harm your perennial flowers and other springtime plants. If you have questions about what to remove or want to ensure your weeds are gone for good this spring, check out our maintenance services!
Prune, Prune, Prune
Pruning is one of the most important ways to get your garden ready for spring. Early spring is the best time to prune many trees and shrubs. Fruit trees especially should be pruned now so they can blossom in spring and summer. It’s also a great time to take a closer look at all of your trees and shrubs for damaged or rotting growth or any other signs of winter damage or blight.
Prep For Planting
Whether you’re relying on raised beds or just planting in pots, now’s the time to prepare for the actual planting process. Till the earth, clean and prepare pots and containers you plan on using, do some edging around your raised beds, and replenish lost mulch and soil. Want to really get your garden ready for spring by guaranteeing your plants will grow in the healthiest environment possible? Call on our team to lay high-quality and nutritious garden soil in Bucks County, PA, and anywhere else you can imagine.
Fertilize Your Soil
Before you actually start planting, perform or schedule a soil test to make sure your soil is in optimal condition. If it isn’t, some solutions include adding fertilizer or using a compost bin or compost pile. When you add compost or fertilizer, you’re creating a more habitable place for your plants. They can gain more nutrients and stay protected against the acidity sometimes found in unfertilized soil.
Your Springtime Service Professionals
When it’s time to get your garden ready for spring, we’re here to help, whether it’s routine weeding or detailed landscape planning. Our team is professional, prompt, and focused on creating the outdoor space of your dreams. Contact Anthony Landscapes today and start “loving where you live!”