When the weather starts to warm up, my thoughts always drift to the garden, but you can’t do much planting in the early spring because the ground is still too cold. Whatever the case may be, there are a few things you can do to get ready for the warmer months ahead. Here are some gardening techniques for early spring that will help you get in the mood:
Organize Your Garden Beds
Those first warm days when you can’t wait to get outside are ideal for inspecting your garden areas and making sure everything is in good working order. You may clean up all of the leaves and trash that have gathered over the winter, as well as apply some edging to get rid of grass that has crept into your flower beds.
Take a Good Look At Your Gardening Tools
Early spring is also an excellent time to inspect your garden tools and determine which need to be replaced, repaired, or sharpened. You could also wish to go through catalogues and gardening stores in case you have room in your budget for a new tool.
Your Garden Workbench Should Be Cleaned
Most of us don’t have a glasshouse or a separate room for our gardening supplies, but I’m sure you have a small space where you store all of your fertilisers, soil, and pots for your garden. Early spring is an excellent time to get in there and clean up that area so that it is ready for spring. You should also take stock of your fertilisers and other supplies, and replenish any that are getting low.
Make Preparations For New Plantings
Early spring is a great time to experiment with new garden design if you’re changing up your garden and want to either remove or add plants. There are a number of good garden design tools available on the internet, or you can do it the old-fashioned way with a piece of paper and a pencil. Looking through gardening books to give us an idea of the many sorts of plants always inspires me to come up with fresh garden designs.
Examine Your Soil
Your soil has most likely been depleted of nutrients due to last season’s plants, so now is a good time to pick up a garden soil tester and test the soil to determine what the composition is. You can acquire the nutrients you need from your local home and garden centre to amend your soil and make it ideally balanced for the plants you’ll be growing this gardening season.
Begin Sowing Seeds
Early spring, depending on what you’re growing and what time of year it is, could be the best time to start your seeds if you grow from seed. Seeds are actually rather simple to grow, and your local gardening shop probably offers a beautiful seed starter package. I strongly advise you to attempt growing from seed at least once so you may experience the joy of developing your own plant from a little seed.
I hope these early spring gardening ideas have given you some ideas on how you may get active with your garden, even if it’s still a little early to start digging.