Spring Garden Pre-Activities
We are all vigorously waiting for Spring to come and the warm weather with it. After cold and long Winter, Spring comes as a blessing.
Many of you who are hobby gardeners, knows that garden should be well prepared before Spring and here are some useful tips what to do.
Get Your Summer Bulbs Ready
Early Spring is best time for planting summer flower bulbs if you want you garden to wake up in Summer all flashy and colorful.
If you want to know which flowers should be planted before Summer arrives, try catalogues or search the internet. You can find varieties of plants that will meet your wishes. The most used ones and recommended are:
- Dahlia bulbs
- Calla Lily Bulbs
- Lily Bulbs
- Gladiolus bulbs
- Begonia bulbs
What else you should do?
Clean Up The Garden
Make one big general cleaning if you want your garden to look clean and tidy. Remove any leaves or debris left from flowers, clean the lawns and even your garden ponds if you have any.
As you work throughout your garden, you can also cut branches and everything that is making your garden look neglected. After thorough de-cluttering, get the soil prepared before any planting.
Greenhouse Looking All Clean
If you have a greenhouse where you practice your hobby, you should clean it up thoroughly before you start work in it again. Get rid of any plant debris and sweep them away.
Disinfect the floor and all shelves with garden solution for that matter. Also disinfect all inside glass so you can be sure no pests or disease are left inside.
You must also wash all pots and trays where you seed in order to avoid any disease leftover and minimize the possibility to affect any new plant seeded.
Leave some draft to make good ventilation of your greenhouse for couple of days, so it can dry out thoroughly before you hit to work.
Seeds For Longer Season Growth
Beginning of the year is good for sowing seeds that have longer season of growth. You can always choose between:
You can choose from the variety of colors which will make your garden as beautiful and colorful as possible.
Get Rid Of Garden Pests
As garden pests are hibernating during winter, you should hunt them down before they wake up again. Save yourself from trouble later on.
Some insects are beneficial for your garden and plants, and some are overly destructive upon them. Thank God that nature gave us natural non-toxic ways to get rid of them. It is always better to prevent it than cure it.
How to stay clear with pests?
You should build healthy soil (full of nutrients,oxygen and root support) for plants to thrive. If you have healthier soil, plants will better fight off pests.To built a healthy soil, it is recommended to implement these practices:
- Limit soil disturbance
- Rotate crops
- Plant cover crops
Attract Beneficial Invaders
Not all bugs are bad ones. Many help plants to grow by decomposing waste. The only thing you should find out is which one of them are helpful and which are not.
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It is very beneficial if you monitor your garden and spot any kind of problems at their very beginning. It is always better to react on time and save your garden.
These are most common natural pests repellents that you should consider planting, if you want to preserve your beautiful garden.
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Kitchen Remedies To Fight Garden Intruders
Your kitchen cabinet might be very resourceful of finding anti pest cures. Before using them on a whole plant, test them on a small portion of the plant and see how it goes. Never do it on direct sunlight if you don’t want to burn them.
If you welcome beneficial pets and build a healthy soil which will thrive your flowers, you’ve hit the spot. Here are some ideas what to do and how to do it.
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Fix Gates And Fences
It is always best to check for any fixings to be made such as broken gates or ripped fences. Even it is still cold outside, it is good exercise for you by preparing your garden to look sharp and neat. If you have wooden structures treat them accordingly by using preservation chemical methods.
Check Your Gardening Tools
Check and clean them on a regular basis. See if something needs to be sharpen or changed. Proper maintenance of your garden tools will make their life longer and save you some money, and not to mention the life of your plants. Clean them more frequently so you can avoid fungi transfer when cutting plants or branches.
Make Space For Composting
This is a very good idea if you haven’t created composting area yet. You’ll have ready compost for your plants made from dead plants,woody pruning, branches, vegetable leftovers, grass, paper and all sorts of garden waste.
During this process you should aerate them by tossing and turning them within set composting area. Using decomposing natural waste is always the best.
As you can see, a lot of work is waiting for you so it is better to act on time and enjoy your effort later…
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