Spring is in the air and the weather is warming up nicely. Spring fever is rampant, and it is once again time to get your garden ready for planting. There are several steps to making your cleanup and planting a joy instead of a burden.
Sharpen Your Tools and Replace & Replenish
It helps to go over your tools and make sure the blades are sharp, hinges are oiled and see if you need to expand your collection. Taking this one small step will make easy work of planting as all the tools will be sharp and ready. It’s time to pull out those tomato cages and check to make sure you have sufficient potting soil and fertilizer.
Spring Clean the Area
It’s a necessary evil to pull out all the debris and clean until you are back to bare soil. Start a mulch pile with the dead organic matter and allow it to compost. You can later work this into your soil to amend it. Make sure you get all the weeds! You either have to remove them or burn them or just place them in the compost pile and the heat will kill them before they can produce seeds.
Cut Back & Prune
Early spring is the perfect time to prune back old wood because you can see the branches. Whenever you prune your plants, it is a good practice to add a little fertilizer to the soil to ensure that the plant has the nutrients on hand to heal its wounds quickly. For more information on pruning, check out this Better Homes & Gardens article.
Get the Soil Ready for Planting
The weather is warm and it seems the frost has lifted. Now is the time to start working on your soil by tilling or loosening it up for planting. Any mulch or leaf litter that is well-composted should be mixed right in, but if it is too fresh, you should remove it first. Next add compost and amendments. Then rake the soil level and water it lightly to help it settle and release air pockets.
Want to know more about how to get your garden ready for planting? Check out this article on Basics of Gardening.com
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