Thursday, April 10, 2014

Some Great Spring Gardening Tips 2014

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.
Lawn Care
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!


  1. Wow, these are a lot of gardening help. It's summer in the Philippines now, but I am trying hard to plant, especially vegetables. Some of them died already because of the weather, but I live on those which are thriving. I'm very excited to see them grow healthy and give me some produce. Hehe..I will check out some of the links that can be applicable with me here. Thanks!

  2. God Bless your garden sweet girl.. Hope all is well in the Philippines. Thanks for stopping in :) Have a great amazing day and I pray God would bless you with an abundant garden.


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