As we’re heading toward milder weather, now is the perfect time to start thinking about and preparing for your spring garden. Get started by following these tips.
Plant Seeds Indoors
If you get started planting your seeds indoors, it will give you a head start for your spring garden. It’s also a cheaper option than investing in starter plants. This tip depends on where you live and the type of plants you’d like to use, but it’s always a great idea to use coffee grounds as starter pots.
Keep Your Tools Sharp
Your gardening tools, just like your kitchen knives, should be sharp for the most effective use. Inspect the sharpness of your pruning shears, shovels, forks, loppers, and your edger. This step will save you time and a lot of physical effort.
If you’re a beginner in the world of gardening, start by working with a small project. Try your hand at container or bag gardening. These are low-effort ideas that will help you not only overcome soil issues by build soil for next year. It’s also a great way to get your kids involved by teaching them the fundamentals of gardening and landscape design.
Prepare Your Soil
One of the most important aspects of gardening is ensuring that your soil is properly aerated and evenly raked through. Take this time of year, right before spring, to do this step to ensure that your soil is ready for gardening. If your soil is sandy, you’ll need to increase its water and nutrient-holding capacity. If you have clay soil, you’ll need to improve its aeration and porosity. Use a soil test kit to determine its pH balance and get a bigger picture of what your soil requires for your garden to thrive.
Create a Compost Pile
Composting is not only very beneficial to the environment, but it will act as a superfood for your plants. Get started using food scraps, leaves, lawn clippings, and other similarly “green” waste. Fuel your compost bin using worms or blend up the food scraps to create an instant compost. Add up to four inches of compost to new plant beds to deliver essential nutrients.
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