Mid-Spring Gardening Tips
How do I prepare my garden for Spring?
The weather has finally gotten a little warmer, and spring is fully underway here in Newfoundland. Here are some tips for the next steps in preparing your garden for summer!
- Tidy up bird feeders
- Take notes as everything starts to bloom
- Cultivate new perennials & cold-tolerant annuals
- Introduce new trees & shrubs to your garden
- Spread a layer of fresh mulch
Tidy up bird feeders
During spring, it’s common to take down bird feeders and store them away until fall. However, if you wish to keep them up throughout the year, it is a great moment to clean them thoroughly and refill them with fresh nectar or seed.
Take notes as everything starts to bloom
A few of your spring bulbs may have started to bloom. Appreciate the vibrant colors and also keep an eye out for any vacant areas where you would like to plant bulbs in the upcoming fall.
Cultivate new perennials & Cold-Tolerant Annuals
Newly planted perennial flowers require a period of adjustment and root growth before the arrival of hot summer weather. To inject some immediate colour into your garden, consider incorporating a few cool-season annuals.
Introduce new trees & shrubs to your garden
As soon as the ground is no longer frozen, it is ideal to plant your trees and shrubs. The earlier you can do so, the better, as it allows ample time for new roots to develop before the onset of hot temperatures.
Spread a layer of fresh mulch
After completing the planting process, it’s recommended to apply a fresh layer of mulch around all the new plants. By mulching at this stage, before any weeds have the opportunity to emerge, you’ll have minimal weeding to do during the summer months.
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.Sigmund Freud
Remember, gardening is supposed to be relaxing and fun, and an investment in your future enjoyment of your lawn and garden. However, if you’d rather someone else do it, reach out to us, or request a quote below.