Spring Is Here! Get Your Garden Ready for This Bloomy Season
Spring is just around the corner! It’s the time when everyone gets worried about their gardens. But you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Because, in the spring season, you can do a lot with your garden in order to make it look more exotic and beautiful.
But, you have to be careful! Do not sow anything without doing a proper research on it, as more exotic flowers and seeds die in just one year, and some of them have to be planted indoor. Now you must’ve been thinking about what should be done in order to make your garden look more organized and colourful. So, let’s find out!
Work with Soil:
Before you start planting, make sure that you’re not interplanting flowers too early. One of the best ways to ensure an awful harvest is to plant your spring flowers too early. So, make sure that the soil is dried up. Grab a fistful of soil and by pressing it between your hands, you can find out whether it is dried up completely or not.
Cut down the grass:
Cut down the deciduous ornamental grasses like deschampsia, calamagrostis, and hakonechloa. Just use a hedge trimmer or shears for cutting out the stems or to cut down the plants, and allow them to fall around the grass because they’ll work as a soil-enhancer, and will protect against the weed-suppression. Also, pull away the dead stems to make your garden look more fresh and tidy.
Rake off matted leaves:
There’s no need to remove leaves that have wafted around trees and shrubs or are left in place, mulched over. But, you have to rake off matted leaves of the lawn in order to get an evergreen ground-cover bed look, and also, plants can take in enough sunlight. Any matted leave, covering up the lawn can make your garden look messed up and murky.
Hardy Annuals and Pair Bulbs:
Make your garden lush by planting spring flowers. Interplant your favourite flowers like daffodils, tulips, bluebells, puschkinia and hyacinths, with cold-hardy annuals. The outcome will resemble just like the one in the gardening magazines that you’ve always admired. You can also interplant large bulbs, but you’d have to be careful while digging.
Add Flowering Shrubs:
Focus on trees, shrubs, and plants, when you create a flowering landscape. Shrubs give the garden texture and many offer spring flowers for both sunny and shady situations. Azaleas herald does the same in mild climates so, you can also go for that. If you don’t like the idea of plain green shrub amidst your flowers, then you can go for a shrub that’d have bright berries after its flowers fall.
Go for Spring Containers:
Flowering containers can do a lot in making your spring garden lush, so get earlier blooms in your garden. Bring small droopy baskets into a garage when temperatures plummet at night. With the help of casters or planters, you can also move large containers to a sheltered area. Some of the most cherished container plants like petunias, snapdragons, and annual lobelia, still bloom in cool spring temperatures.
You don’t need to have any special skills for planting bulbs under a lawn however the most imperative tip for naturalizing flower bulbs in a lawn is to lag the cutting until the bulb shrubbery fully grow. So, you have to choose the earliest blooming bulbs to plant, unless you don’t have any issue with letting the grass grow. People usually grow crocus bulbs flowers in their lawns, which makes it one of the most commonly planted flower, but you have other options as well. You can also go for iris reticulata or snowdrops as they can also give a ritzy look your garden.
Go for Early Bloomers:
Usually, homeowners get anxious when the spring season arrives. Planting early bloomers make it look like you’ve swindled a part of winter because you never know when these hardy bulbs begin to bloom. These elfin flowers don’t make much of an impression if they’re planted in a small amount. So, it’s better to use a lot of them.
These are the few things that can help you in getting your garden ready for this bloomy spring season.
Do you have any question on how to make your garden look more organized and ornamental? If you do, feel free to ask them in the comment section below.