This is a very important part of the year for anyone who loves to spend time in their garden. If you have been working hard on the garden already, then you are well on the way to having a beautiful garden in the summer. This is also a good time to start planning your work for the summer, and the garden will need many hours of work to keep it looking good and well maintained.
After months of being dormant, the garden is going to need some tender loving care to help it return to a state where it can provide food and beauty for you and your family. If you have been neglecting the garden, then it will need more work than if you have been taking care of it.
The days are getting longer, birds are singing, and the flowers are in bloom. The spring rains have ended, and summer is on its way. If your garden suffered damage from the harsh winter, it might be time to start preparing it for summer. The first task will be to remove dead plants, weeds, and debris. If animals such as deer, rabbits, or mice have been visiting your garden, you will need to take steps to secure it against them.
Here’s how to prepare your garden:
- Clean the Area
We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by clutter. Unpaid bills, receipts, sketches of furniture that we’ll never build, it all ends up in a pile on the corner of our desks. While some of us may already manage this, others may feel like they have too much and just don’t know where to begin. This post is intended to give you some tips and advice on how to start tackling your clutter.
Clean up your space. Yep, the easiest way to reduce the clutter is to start cleaning it up. Take a look at how much stuff you have and what you’re hanging on to and ask yourself if you really need it. You’d be surprised how much you can get rid of.
Have a yard sale to get rid of what you no longer need — or donate it to a charity so someone else can use it. Once you’ve cleaned up space, keep it that way by keeping only stuff you need but get rid of stuff you don’t need so you can keep your space clutter-free.
- Plan and Order
If you have been putting off planning and ordering your garden, now is the time to get it done. There are many options to choose from when you plan and order your garden. You can buy a garden kit that comes with everything you need. You can also buy individual plants and create your own garden.
Before you start the planning and ordering process, you need to decide what you are going to plant. You will want to decide if you are going to plant flowers, shrubs, or trees. You also need to decide how many you want to plant. If you want to plant many flowers, you may consider buying a garden kit. If you want to plant many trees, you will most likely want to buy individual trees.
- Evaluate the Planter Bed
It’s always a good time to evaluate your garden. Now is the time to prune perennials, divide plants, and look over your planter beds. All summer long, plants will need to be watered daily. Or even more frequently in times of extreme drought. Make sure no weeds are growing in your garden. Also, make sure to use a good mulch around your plants. Mulch is a thick layer of material that you spread around the base of your plants to help retain moisture in the soil. It also helps cut down on weeds.
- Prepare the Soil
Preparing your soil is an important part of having a successful garden. By amending the soil with organic matter, loosening it with a spade, and creating a rich top layer, you can ensure that your garden will be full of healthy, thriving plants.
Preparing a garden for summer is a big job that needs to be done well ahead of the planting season. The most important thing is to make sure that your soil is in good condition. It should be loose enough so that air and water can get to the roots of your plants, but not so airy that water drains away too quickly. If you have soil that does not drain well, you can add sand, gravel, or compost to lighten the mix.