Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips

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Spring is here and it’s high time to clean your garden and order and buy everything you’ll need this season. Here are some points to put your garden in order.

  1. Flower garden spring clean-up. Remove and compost any dead annual plants that remained over winter. Begin removing winter mulch and pruning perennials down to ground level if you didn’t do it in the fall.
  2. Woody perennial flowers & plants. Cut them back each spring, because they only bloom on new branches.
  3. Evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial plants. Spring is the time to trim back the tattered foliage and encourage new growth to come in.
  4. Ornamental grasses. Cut grasses to within a few inches of the ground.
  5. Spring is a good time to fertilize evergreens, because they are actively growing at this time.
  6. Weeding and composting. Early spring is the time to take action against weeds with some pro-active weeding. Most of what you clean up can go into your compost pile.
  7. Soil & fertilizer. If you have rich, healthy soil, all you should need to do in the spring is a bit of top dressing with compost, manure or a complete slow release organic fertilizer.
  8. Dividing & transplanting. Spring is the ideal time for dividing or transplanting. Try to do this as soon as possible after the plant emerges.
  9. Mulching and edging. Wait until the soil warms up and dries out a bit, before replenishing your mulch. A crisp edge makes a garden bed look polished.
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Cleaning Your Garden For Spring: 9 Clever Tips
Source: gardening.about

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