We are in the middle of spring 2020 and despite the ongoing pandemic, people all over are taking this time to bring some beauty into the world through gardening. The spring is always a great time to refresh your garden, but this year it’s more important because gardening relieves stress and helps with anxiety – something we all need right now. Whether you have started planting or are just beginning, here are some useful tips for you to consider:
Thoroughly Prepare Flower Beds
During the winter, flower beds can lose valuable nutrients. Add compost or manure, which will help the soil regain its vitality and support the root growth of newly planted flowers, trees or shrubs. Be sure to remove dead leaves and weeds that may have cropped up over the past several months and wait to add mulch until planting is complete.
Consider a Vegetable Garden
We all know the benefits of vegetables as a balanced part of our diet. Why not try to grow a vegetable garden of your own? Spring is the perfect time to plant “cool season” vegetables like leafy greens, root vegetables, broccoli and peas. You can then harvest these incredible vegetables in the summer months – the perfect time to enjoy a fresh salad outdoors.
Do not Forget to Prune
The ends of shrubs and trees are very susceptible to freezing during the winter months, which means they will have a hard time growing in the spring. Be sure to trim back shrubs and trees, so that new growth can emerge. Pruning is one of the first things that gardeners forget to do, but it is one of the most important to ensure the long life of trees and shrubs.
Plant from the Root
Roses, fruit trees and day lilies grow best when they are planted in root form during the spring. Root plantings are dormant, so they adapt and thrive well in their new environment. Planting from the root promises to make your garden look amazing during the warm summer months.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we want to bring a little beauty into the world right now. We hope that these tips will help you get started on your home garden this spring.