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!
Hillary Conheady says
Loving all of your pretty blooms!! A full garden makes me one happy lady!
Your garden looks incredible! I wish I can have a garden like that in the city!
YESSS I have been doing the same!! my yard was in such bad shape, i had soooo much weeding and clearing to do! now the fun part – planting!
xx rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me
I’ve lived in Hawaii for a few years ( moving to SLC in June) and I haven’t seen the striped flowers in so long!! I miss those! Can’t wait to see all the familiar blooms!
Sarah Lindner says
I don’t have an outdoor space to grow anything, (New Yorker with only a small balcony). But I love all the tips and the results look beautiful! xoxo, Sarah
Tanvi Rastogi says
How beautiful are these flower. There’s something about their colors that is so soothing. I wish I had a green thumb. I rely on my gardener to keep the few flower bushes I have, alive.
I love this post! I have a succulent garden on my patio and some seedlings coming in 🙂 I just replanted my cuttings yesterday!
These are all such great tips!
I told someone the other day that I’m beginning to have “house fever.” It’s kinda like baby fever, except I don’t want children but I DO want my own house (instead of living in a townhome community). I want to be able to garden and decorate a back porch and all that fun stuff! Haha!
Your garden is so pretty! I don’t have a green thumb either but quarantine has me wanting to learn how to garden better!