Now that the snow and ice are starting to melt and warmer days are on the horizon, it’s time to start planning spring gardening. While some projects are better to put off until later in the season, there are plenty of early spring gardening projects you can start tackling now. Here are some of our favorite early spring gardening projects to get your garden growing early this year.
Get in the Garden
There is plenty to do to prepare your garden for the long growing season ahead.
- Clear all drainage ditches out from leaves, debris, and anything that accumulated over the course of the fall and winter
- Repair any bowed sides to raised beds, as soggy soil can sometimes move or rot the stakes that are there
- Repair any trellises or fencing that was damaged over the course of the winter
- If there are weeds starting to pop up in your garden, now is the time to pull them! The longer that you wait, the harder it will be to pull them out.
- Cover beds with black plastic sheeting to help deter weed growth until you are ready to plant
- Mulch garden beds and the bases of your trees, making sure to keep any mulch a few inches away from the crowns/stems of plants or tree trunks
- Once your compost pile is dry, top dress the garden beds with it and allow the nutrients to start to trickle down through the soil
- Pull out any old vegetable plant skeletons and add them to the compost pile if you know that they aren’t suffering from any disease
Work in the Yard
Preparing your yard for the spring and helping it to recover from the winter is crucial.
- Rake your lawn to get any dead grass, debris, sticks, or yard excess from the surface
- Re-seed patches of lawn that are bare
- Keep the yard well watered until the new grass really takes hold
- Is your soil pH below 6.2? You should add lime, like Dolomite, to the soil to help enrich it
- Thin out the dead foliage from ornamental grasses in your yard
Call in the Professionals for Your Spring Gardening Needs
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.