Whisper it quietly so no one can hear you, but spring might be on the way! Okay, it is still freezing, and it is March. Still, it will not be too much time before the sun starts to shine and the temperatures start to rise. When that happens, your garden needs to be ready to go into battle. Gardens are a constant scuffle between neighbors who are always trying to outdo one another. To beat your neighbors, you need to be ready for spring between it arrives. Here are a few tips that will help.
Remove the Clutter
Unless you are a ‘proper’ gardener, as in a fanatic, your garden might have felt a bit of neglect over the winter. It is winter, after all, so it is not realistic to maintain a garden in below freezing temperatures. Now, however, it is bound to look a bit messy, as it has let itself go over the past few months. The first order of the day is to clear up the mess and remove the first layer of clutter. It is amazing how much better a garden looks when you sweep the leaves to one side and put the rubbish in the bin. Plus, you need a blank canvas to work your magic.
Hunt Down Garden Pests
Aargh! That is what pests in the garden make most people feel like. The average pest is enough to make you tear your hair out, but there is always more than one. Moreover, come spring and summer, they cause chaos. The good news is you can negate this by looking out for them now instead of waiting. By laying poison down and moving their nests, the pests will have no choice but to leave. Some of them will stay and soldier on, but they will get the hint in the long run. Remember: you cannot get rid of them all, so a handful of pests is a win.
‘Destroy’ is not an over exaggeration, either. Weeds have to be more annoying than pests because they are so hard to kill. You can pull them up, chop off their heads, and they will still come back. In fact, they come back stronger. Weeds look awful and ruin the aesthetics of a garden, plus they kill other plants, so they have to go. Using weed poison is a good idea because it gets to the roots, but so is building a fence. Gardeners swear by fence companies because the fence takes up the areas the weeds love. As long as you keep the roots down, the fence should help stop them from growing.
Plant Flowers Now
Have you ever heard of summer flowering bulbs and seeds? You have now! These are great seeds to use because you can plant them in the spring and they will flower in the summer. As soon as summer rolls around, the bright flowers will blossom and make your garden look beautiful. What is better is that you do not have to do much other than put them in soil and give them food and water.
Every garden needs a bit of cosmetic surgery, especially after a long winter.