Time for Spring Landscape Gardening
As a gardener, Spring is a wonderful time of the year. This is because you can shake off the winter blues and get yourself ready for another gardening season.
However, spring gardening can be difficult because you are probably impatient. You do not want to start digging up the dirt too early or you may discover that your soil is still sticking together like glue. It is important to wait until the soil is so dry that it falls apart whenever you pick it up.
Early Spring is actually the best time to change your garden’s design though. It is at this time of the year that you can actually transplant the shrubs and perennials that you already have, before they begin to bush out. You can also prune your trees and shrubs at this point. Some of the other things that you can do include cutting back any of the remaining dead foliage that you have left from last season and remove any of the dead, damaged or diseased branches of trees and shrubs that you may have left hanging around.
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Now it is probably time to start thinking about your flowers. There are a lot of different types of flowers that are quite suitable for the cool Spring weather. Some of these include sweet alyssum, snapdragons, stock and sweat peas. It is also possible to start off some of your perennials such as hostas and daylilies.
The next thing that you can start working with is your Violets, Marigolds, Carnations, Geraniums and Impatiens. In the early Spring you can also transplant your flower beds.
Unplanted areas in your garden are what you need to start working on next. Start by laying out your landscape cloth in the unplanted areas of your garden. This will provide this area with a wonderful barrier against weeds. There are different weights, heights and fabrics of landscape cloth that you can purchase. You can also use this cloth as a map to help you layout your garden then place your transplants precisely where you want them to be.
You will be surprised by just how early weeds will start to grow. However, their roots are still quite shallow in the Spring so now is the time when you should pluck them out as soon as you spot them. This will give you a lot less work to do when Summer time comes. This is wonderful because if you are like most people, weeding your garden in the hot sun is not your favorite thing to do. Taking care of your weeds in this manner will also intimidate them to the point that they will move onto your neighbor’s garden, leaving yours far behind.
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These things will definitely get you on your way towards having a beautiful garden this year.