6 Crucial Garden Maintenance Tips in Spring

Spring is regarded to be the perfect season for backyard parties and family celebrations. During this period, the warm sun and cool breeze bid adieu to the winters and welcome a shiny & beautiful day. That being said, this is even the time to pull-up your sleeves and start working on preventive garden maintenance to make them spring-ready.

However, the question is what exactly are the spring maintenance techniques? How beneficial they can be for the garden? Want to know more about them and the various tips that can be followed while performing it.  Read on further to find out.

1. Clean, Trim, & Repair

The time has come to get rid of the debris and other particles that might have accumulated. In addition to that, inspect the area and uproot the weeds, ensuring that they do not grow back again. Next, trim down the perennial plants of the garden, as pruning will prepare them for the upcoming season.
Garden Maintenance
Garden Maintenance

Because there cannot be anything worse than removing dried twigs when other parts of the plant are blooming. So, to avoid such situations, never forget to trim them using efficient gardening equipment.

2. Test the Soil and Revitalize it

Understanding the need of the soil is an essential part of the garden maintenance. Being aware of the nutrient level and pH level can have a world of difference in terms of the quality and health of the plants. Hence, obtain a sample of soil to test it and then revitalize it as per its deficiencies. You can add an adequate amount of fertilizer along with the right proportion of nutrients so that it achieves a stable composition and enhances the lifespan of the plants.  

3. Invest on High-Quality Mulch

Most of the homeowners often overlook the importance of the mulch in their garden, especially in spring. Now, with high-quality mulch in the flowerbeds, you can not only retain moisture level in the soil but also prevent transpiration, keeping the flowers fresh and roots healthy even during harsh climatic conditions. This is the reason why it is advised to use mulch in both fall and spring.

The important thing to note: use only two to three inches, along with a few at the stem of the plants, as it can fight against the rotting of the roots.

4. Plant new flowers and shrubs

Once you have the garden in a perfect shape then the next step is to choose new plants and flowers that will make the space even greener and richer in the spring. Some of the common options that require minimal garden maintenance are:
  •  Tulips
  •  Redbuds
  •  Veggies such as arugula, lettuce, and peas
  •  Tomatoes
  •  Snapdragons 
   Opt for perennial plants over the annual ones, as you would probably have to replace the annual plants each and every year. This means you are counting on plants that will die. Hence, it will need replacement every once in a while.     
          
5. Choose the Right Gardening Tools
Garden Maintenance
Garden Maintenance Tools

Another crucial aspect of garden maintenance is the choice of perfect tools. Despite the efforts, quality of mulch and plants that you select, everything will be of no use without the right range of gardening tools. After deciding the plants that you want to have, the next step is to opt for the right tools that can help you plant them easily.

6. Feed the Plants with Nutrients

The last and the most important step is to feed the plants with an adequate number of nutrients, some of which they may not be able to acquire from the soil. For this, you can go for the natural fertilizers or propagate new plants that will help in fixating nitrogen and other valuable nutrients.  
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