Get your garden looking spring-ready during National Garden Month.
Spring is in the air and we are thrilled to get out and smell the roses. Of course, we need to plant them first. During April, otherwise known as National Garden Month, homeowners and communities alike prepare their green grass, blooming flowers, and manicured lawns for the spring and summer.
To get your garden looking its best in National Lawn and Garden Month, read on for tips!
- Mow the lawn – This is the quickest (and easiest) way to get your garden looking orderly.
- Clear debris – Remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants to get your trees and shrubs healthy again!
- Know your region – Determine where you want to start planting by finding the best patch of soil in your garden. Consider everything from the climate to sun exposure.
- Test the soil – Invest in a soil testing kit to read your garden’s pH and nutrient levels. If your soil is hard or clay-like, it will be difficult for most plants to grow. In this case, add fresh soil, mulch, and compost.
- Start with easy plants – Growing vegetables is a fun introduction to gardening as they are quick to grow and relatively low-maintenance. Early success can be inspiring, causing you to move on to more complicated plants.
- Create a plan – Research your plants first to know exactly how big they will get and how to space them out accordingly. Shorter and creeping ones should be planted toward the front and edges of the garden bed, with the taller plants in the back.
- Keep a notebook – Dot down your dreams or inspiration for the garden. This is also a great way to keep track of garden activity.
- Water carefully – Give a consistent and ample amount of water. The water will vary from plant to plant. Ensure that the water penetrates the soil as opposed to just sitting on the soil.
- Be patient – Rome wasn’t built in a day and your immaculate garden won’t be either!