Are you in full springtime gardening mode, cleaning out your flower beds, trimming your hedges, and planning out new planting areas? We’ve got some great gardening tips to help you!
-Do a thorough spring cleanup/fixup.
Level out stepping stones, clean out your gutters, fix fences, clean plant debris out of your garden beds, fix window boxes, and so on.
-Plant for all seasons!
While it’s easy to be drawn to all of the beautiful spring flowers at your local garden center because they’re sure to have all of their azaleas, hydrangeas, snapdragons, and more out this time of year! But it’s important to plan for the rest of the year. If you’ve started a new flower bed, choose different kinds of shrubs as a backdrop that will be alive year-round. Plant (along with your favorite spring flowers) seasonal annual flowers like mums and impatiens for yearlong color!
-Don’t forget fragrant flowers and aromatics.
It’s easy to get preoccupied with flowers and plants that are pleasing to the eye, but don’t forget to plant some that are pleasing to the nose in addition! Bonus: many aromatic flowers are pest repellents! Choose plants like basil, lavender, rosemary, chamomile, and more.
-Add a cutting garden to your yard!
You spend a lot of time and money on making your garden(s) perfect, so why not bring your garden inside as well! Incorporate prolific bloomers that are great for cutting and
placing in vases to enjoy indoors all day long.
-Use sheets or towels to cover your flower beds/gardens if need be.
Spring frosts and freezes are still a possibility this time of year, and you don’t want to lose your progress! Keep an eye on the forecast and cover your garden with some old towels or sheets if necessary.