Growing a garden can be so rewarding check out these Spring Gardening Tips to help your garden thrive this year. These Gardening Tips For Spring are easy to follow and will help you grow more in your home garden.
I’m obsessed with gardening. I love starting with small seedlings or seeds and turning them into delicious fruit or vegetables. Each spring I take a bit of time to plan out my garden that will allow us to eat what we grow for months and months to come.
Gardening Tips for Spring
Gardening is such a relaxing hobby until it isn’t. It isn’t so relaxing when your garden is a dud. If you want your garden to be successful, you need to do a bit of work. Okay, a lot of work, but it’s all worth it. Let’s look at some gardening tips for spring to help you grow a successful garden.
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How to prepare your garden for spring?
I’ve got you covered. I’m sharing 6 very simple tips you can do to make sure that your soil is healthy, your garden will thrive, and you can enjoy your garden for years to come.
Select the Best Area
Your garden needs to be placed in an area that has direct sunlight. You also want to make sure that you have easy access to water. The last thing you want to do is carry a watering can back and forth multiple times per day. Lastly, choose an area that is easy to see from a window in a frequently used room. This ensures that you remember to take care of your garden by giving you a visual reminder.
Prep Your Soil
If you’re going to plant a spring garden, you’ll want to place about three inches of soil on top of the dirt you’ll be working with. Each year I like to make my own combo which is really easy and the plants you grow will love it. Mix together:
- 2 parts compost (I use organic)
- 2 parts peat moss
- 1 part vermiculite
- organic plant fertilizer (the measurement of fertilizer depends on the amount of soil you ‘make’. See package instructions for how much you should use)
Mix everything together really well. Work the topsoil into the top 6 to 8 inches of soil. Water the soil and allow it to sit for a day before planting anything.
Start a Compost Bin
Compost is one of the best things you can do for the environment. You’re utilizing things that would normally go into a landfill. You can add rinsed used coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps, and lots of other items into the bin. As the compost breaks down, you can then use it to feed your garden. This spring gardening tips will save you a lot of money on topsoil and fertilizer in the future.
Sow Seeds as Instructed
You want to make sure to start your seeds early enough. Look at the instructions on your packages and sow your seeds. This will give your seeds enough time to grow before it’s time to move them outdoors.
Plant After the Last Frost
It is imperative that you plant your plants after the last frost. A hard frost can kill your plants. Check the Farmer’s Almanac website to see when the last frost is predicted to occur in your area. Some areas have a longer growing season while others have a much shorter season to work with.
Mulch is important for a number of reasons. First, mulch helps prevent weeds. Second, it helps the soil retain water, meaning that you’ll have to water your plants less often. Lastly, mulch helps deter certain pests.
These gardening tips for spring will help ensure your garden is successful. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, these are steps you shouldn’t skip.