Springtime is right around the corner, and your yard needs attention before it gets here. The signs of spring, like your lilac bushes, start glinting green, are signaling your yard is preparing for a good growing season. However, you may not get quality growth if you don’t prepare you are correct. Therefore, if you’re looking to make the most out of your yard and be confident that your yard will be a luxurious place to enjoy, then you need to follow the tips below to prepare your yard for spring.
Organize Your Garden Necessities
You can’t start preparing your yard if are not organized. Many people will just toss their garden tools away in storage and not give spring a second thought when winter is around the corner. Then when spring arrives, you will notice that your rake or sharpening blades are nowhere to be found.
Therefore, the first step to better prepare yourself for spring is to organize yourself and your garden tools. You can take this time to set up your garden shed or toolbox with new resources that you may need. You can also start ordering the materials that you plan to use, like fertilizers or gardening brackets.
Dig Deep And Rake Away
The next step to prepare your yard for spring is to prepare the yard itself for fresh growth. This is where your rake comes in handy. Just because you may not have a lot of leaves lying around does not mean that you should avoid raking the yard. As your yard moves the dead turf, the new vegetation that is growing underneath needs to be restored. Raking the entire yard will pull up the layer that is dead, allowing the roots and soil to get fresh oxygen and nutrients.
If you do not rake away the grass that died over the winter months, it will turn into a layer of thatch, not allowing the fresh growth to emerge. This type of thatch, or dead grass, is an inhibitor for mold and bacteria growth. Therefore, by getting the grass and yard raked deeply, you will entice the new growth to emerge creating a luscious yard. You can take this time to dig up and turn the soil in areas that you plan to plant new vegetation, therefore dig deep and rake away.
Structure Your Garden
Once you have organized yourself and raked the yard, the next step is to visualize what you want your yard to look like. You can start making design ideas down on paper of how you want your overall yard to look and you can get the stuff to process and structuring your garden before you even plant the next seed.
Many people take this time to style a garden bed or set up new planters that are faster to find during these months, so you have them prepared for when spring arrives. You can also begin your landscaping needs by planting seeds inside. If you start planting indoors, you will have a one up on spring.
Prune, Plant, And Don’t Forget The Mulch
Last, you will want to prune all the trees and shrubs to allow new blooms and growth to come forth in spring. You can start planting specific seeds like hostas or daylilies, as these are usually best if planted early. Your yard will require maintenance and a spring cleaning, so to speak, therefore you need to make the most of this time for spring to arrives.
You can take this time to get fertilizer to prepare the soil for your landscaping needs, so that way planting is easier and has a pocket based for air to help settle down the soil for optimal growth and you can encourage nutrients in the roots of the pre-existing vegetation to start their establishment.
However, if you decide to plant earlier, or start planting indoors, don’t forget to use mulch in areas outside where weeds have sprouted previously. Overall, preparing your yard is essential to do before spring to make the most out of your yard for the season.