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Spring is here! Maybe you’ve got a green thumb, or maybe it’s your first time embarking on growing your own garden – either way, here are five simple tips we love (from the Explore Real Simple blog) for getting your garden going this year!
Fall and winter can take their toll on your garden space – start by cleaning up any leaves, broken branches, and other debris that may be laying around. This is also a great time to trim broken or dead branches from your trees and bushes.
Prep Your Tools
You probably haven’t touched a spade or a hose since at least the fall, but it’s time to start gathering your garden tools from the garage or storage shed once again. Clean off your tools with soap and water, and use mineral spirits on wood handles to help keep them from splintering.
Give Your Soil Some TLC
Before you get to planting, it is important to ensure a healthy growing environment in your soil. Begin by turning the soil over with a pitchfork and raking it out, clearing any weeds that may have grown. Follow this step by adding either fresh or store-bought compost or manure to add nutrients to the soil.
Make A Plan
Figure out what zone you are in for gardening, then choose the flowers and/or vegetables that are best for your location. Not sure where to start? Head to a local nursery for recommendations from the experts. A simple tip is to plant a mixture of perennials and annuals to help keep color in your garden for longer.
For novice gardeners, this is where we can sometimes go wrong. Even though your garden may be planted, it will still require regular maintenance. Once your flowers start blooming you will have to deadhead to promote more flowers (depending on the species), and it’s a good time to plant annuals to supplement your perennial flowers. Additionally, adding a layer of mulch to your garden in late spring can help hold weeds down while keeping in water on long, hot summer days.
We hope you enjoyed these simple steps to getting your garden going this spring season! To see the original article posted by Explore Real Simple, click here.
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