When will the summer ever come. Are you one of those people who can’t wait to get into getting their flower and vegetable gardens done. Here’s some tips on Getting ready for your Spring Gardening
1. Get a plan
Before you put shovel to soil, you need to carefully plan out what you’re going to plant and where. If you don’t do this, you risk overbuying at the garden centre and/or putting plants in places where they won’t thrive or live. That’s a huge waste of money not to mention your time.
Planning means looking carefully at which areas of your garden get what exposure to sunlight, and what kind of soil you have. Canadian gardening guru Marjorie Harris encourages gardeners to start by making a “map” of their gardens.
2. Divide and conquer
If you don’t like where a tree is, move it. Or if that rosebush at the side of the house is looking sad and neglected, just shift it to a different place where it might thrive and get gorgeous. Dividing your perennials should be at the top of your gardening list—it’s the best way to make the most of your plants.
3. Think perennially
Planting annuals every year can be expensive and a lot of work. Sticking to perennials (especially in your flower beds) will save you money and time. Save the annuals for your planters and pots (you won’t need to buy as many that way).
4. Get seedy
Seeds are by far the cheapest way to buy your plants. Seasoned gardeners will germinate their seeds indoors in the weeks leading up to planting time. If you don’t have the space or time for that, there are plenty of seeds that are easy to plant directly in the soil.
5. Grow your own food
My favourite summer moment involves biting into that first ripe tomato picked right from my own garden. Growing your own food is one of the best ways to put your garden to work and save money on groceries all through the summer months.