You may have taken a break from gardening over winter, but there’s plenty to do now that spring is here.
Increasing temperatures and longer days tell our plants that it’s time to rise and shine. Look around your garden—you’ll notice new growth, bright green buds, and brand-new leaves.
Here are some hot tips to make the most of spring in your garden.
As most plants go dormant or decrease growth during winter, watering should be kept to a minimum. But now that spring is here, it’s time to give our plants a good drink.
Plants like tomatoes need water to produce their lovely fruit. But foliage and flowering plants need water too. As the sun shines down on your garden, water evaporates from the soil. So, make sure to give extra water on sunny spring days.
Sow Your Seeds
The most exciting part of spring gardening is planting new crops and ornamentals. Now’s the time to grab those seed packets stashed over winter and get sowing.
In warmer areas, sow:
In more temperate climates, sow:
- Climbing beans
In colder places, sow:
Just remember—in some climates, with spring comes occasional frosts. Spray or cover seedlings, or plants with delicate foliage to avoid cold damage.
Keep the Weeds Away
Spring means growth—not only for flowers, shrubs, and vegetables, but also for weeds. Most weeds grow all year round, but you might find more than usual popping up this time of year.
Keeping on top of weeding means less work later on. By clearing out winter weeds and any new spring growth, you’ll be left with a clean slate.
Enlist Some Help
Preparing your garden for spring can mean extra manual labour. Like, lifting bags of soil and fertiliser. Lots of pruning and chopping or installing new watering systems or shade cloths. So, if you need extra help in the garden, or just want to focus on the fun jobs, Simply Helping can take care of all your gardening needs.
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