One thing I’ve been doing over the past couple of weeks? Gardening! I love working in my flower and vegetable garden but they’ve been a little neglected over the past couple of years. I’ve been traveling so much that watering and weeding aren’t on my to-do list when I get home and I hate wasting money on flowers if they die.
But with social distancing, I’m been taking on more home projects and thought I’d share with you how to get your garden ready for spring. I do not have a green thumb so if I can do this, you can too!
How to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
- Map Out Your Garden and What you Want – We drew a photo of our gardening areas and figured out what we want and where to put flowers, bushes, and trees. Then make a list and order online or for curbside pickup.
- Weed the Space – This is the most annoying and time-consuming task but needs to be done. Make sure you wear sunscreen and listen to your music or a podcast!
- Switch Out Your Mulch – Mulch can get old and gross after a while so do a little cleanout! Put the old mulch in a garbage bag and put down some fresh mulch! Your flowers will thank you and thrive.
- Turn the Soil or Add Fresh, Nutrient Rich Soil – The soil on our property isn’t great, so we add a lot of nutrient-rich soil when we plant flowers.
- Plant Seeds and Bulbs – This year we wanted to plant tulips along the pathway and add lavender to our garden. We planted everything according to the instructions the bulbs/seeds came with.
- Plant Your Flowers – Always check care instructions on your flowers to see the kind of sunlight they need and how much water to give them. I also add plant food when I’m planting new flowers!
- Maintain Previous Plants – I have a few annuals like my snowball bush and hydrangeas. I weed around those places, trim branches that aren’t thriving, and put some additional soil and plant food around the plant.
- Don’t Forget to Take Care of Them – You need to keep an eye on your plants and make sure they’re getting enough sun and water. Also, trim dead flowers so new ones can grow and keep weeding!