With the ground thawing and the sun shining, your yearly gardening is just around the corner. If you haven’t planted bulbs, moved to a new home or just want to change your landscape, gardening can be a large task to take on. Below are just some helpful gardening tips for this spring.
Helpful Spring Gardening Tips
Becoming messy is just a part of the gardening experience. To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap. This will seal the underside of your nails preventing dirt from accumulating.
Gardening tools can be a hassle to store and carry around. Try using an old golf bag or travel bag that is large enough for shovels and picks, this will help carrying them around your property.
Rain gauges are important when it comes to watering your plants. If you want to see if from far distances, try using a few drops of food coloring, this will allowing you to see the water line from your home.
Use an old bucket or basket to carry hand tools.
Small plants are prone to night frost. Try covering them with small clay pots or tented cloth to protect the plants.
Watering your plants is a daily thing when it becomes warmer. But on the days you boil or stream vegetables, use the broth to water the plants, the nutrients will be beneficial to the growth.
Find an optimum time to plant; dry, soft soil is the best. First, weed the soil thoroughly, fertilizing along the way.
Clay can be impossible to shovel, it can be made even worse if you are constantly scraping it off your shovel. To prevent clay from sticking, rub a light coat of wax over the surface of the shovel making gardening easier. Try this gardening tip in winter months as well.
Some plants require high soil acidity. For those that do, use leftover tea or coffee grounds by placing a handful around the base of plants about once a month. This will help with the pH of the soil.
When planting larger things like trees or shrubs, make sure you know the growing radius. Certain trees and plants will grow horizontally at extreme rates, know how to space out your gardening so they can grow efficiently.
Bulbs are a great gardening tip to remember. They provide flowering buds every spring with minimal effort. Tulips, lilies and daffodils are some of the hardiest flowers to plant. Space these bulbs out evenly everywhere you want flowering plants and the next spring you will have a garden full of color.
Spring should be a time for brightening up your home. Gardening is a great way to do this. Use these gardening tips and you’ll be sure to have a blooming garden in no time.