Compliments of The helpful gardener
This year I need all the help that I can get to make the most amazing garden in the universe. I WANT to be called the Ninja Gardener heee..
Great Spring Gardening Tips
For early blooming shrubs such as forsythia and viburnum,
prune them as soon as blooms have passed. Early
spring is also an ideal time to prune your roses.
Remove spent flowers from bulbs,
but leave the rest of the plant as is for the time being.
Pull weeds from your beds and borders
before they have a chance to take hold and spread.
Tend to your compost if it has been neglected
over the winter. If you do not have a compost bin,
spring is a great time to start one.
Spring is a good time to prepare your tools
for the oncoming gardening season and to make
any necessary repairs or new purchases. You will
be happy you have done so when summer sets in.
Spring is a great time to add new
plants to your garden. Be sure, however, that
all threat of frost has past. Plant such things trees,
shrubs, hardy annuals, and summer blooming bulbs.
Fertilize & Mulch
Fertilize and mulch beds and borders.
Spring is also a good time to fertilize fruit trees.
If you applied heavy winter mulch for protection from
the cold, you will need to clear it away.
Stake plants that may be prone to wind damage
during the unpredictable spring weather.
Spring is the best time to start a new lawn from
seed. For established lawns, you should start
mowing in the spring, but don’t initially cut the
grass very short for the first few times.
Of course, whether you start these
chores in early, mid, or late spring depends
on the climate where you live, taking in to
account such factors as when the threat of frost
has past or when the ground is thawed enough to
dig. I hope these tips will give you a good idea as to
where to focus your attention in your garden this spring. Enjoy!