Here's how to use simple steps for spring gardening. These steps also apply to raised garden bed planting.
What is spring?
This is the season when plants and trees begin to bloom. Spring is sometimes called spring, followed by winter and summer, one of the four temperate seasons. There are various technical definitions of the word spring, but the local use of the word varies with the local climate, culture and customs.
In the south, in the north, spring and vice versa. The day and night of the vernal equinox (or vernal equinox) are about 12 hours. The day length increases and the night time decreases.
Why is spring gardening special?
Gardening in spring is very special because Spring provides proper temperature (after winter and the previous summer), sunshine (12 hours a day), water and other services, just like the dead leaves left in the shed in winter, just like the bright sunshine in the clear sky in spring and the time to adapt to flowering at this time of the year itself will lead to further flowering in spring.
Spring is the season of flowers. Flowering ensures that any plant or tree continues to extend its life in the universe.
The leaves on trees and shrubs can grow again in spring, because the area where the leaves grow (called meristem) will not die in winter, but will grow in spring when the weather is more favorable.
Ten secrets of spring gardening
After a long and cold winter, the gardeners were very happy to take their hands out of the soil. In the warm days of spring, with the memory of extreme storms in winter fading away, it is time to consider that the garden will wake up in the new growing season.
With so many things to do, it's easy to be at a loss. Through their own planning and arrangement, spring tasks can be easily done.
Follow these 10 tips to start spring gardening.
1. Order bulbs and seeds that bloom in summer
You must now order summer bulbs and seeds to start gardening in spring. This is a perfect job for windy and rainy winter days. Lily, gladiolus, buttercup and other flowers can be ordered in winter and planted in early spring.
2. Arrange flower beds and borders
When you start gardening in spring, you should generally tidy up the flower beds and remove the leaves and other debris from the flower beds. You can now remove the old dead growth of deciduous grass and perennial herbs, but if you want to be compatible with wild animals, you'd better leave them until early spring.
When you start gardening in the spring, simple borders and beds return to bare soil. Put the dead organic matter you cleaned into the compost heap or trash can for decomposition. Remove the weeds you see, burn them, or bring your brown bucket. Do not compost them because the seeds will germinate later and cause more problems.
When your soil is growing, dig a 5cm thick organic layer at the edge of the open garden, such as ground fertilizer, compost or recycled green waste.
3. Cleaning shed
Spring gardening is an ideal time to clean the greenhouse and prepare for spring seedlings and cuttings. Before gardening in spring, clean the outside of the greenhouse with detergent or disinfectant to remove algae, moss and general dirt. This will provide more light during the rising months, thereby eliminating potential habitats for pests and diseases. Ensure that the glass interior is regularly cleaned for overwintering pests and diseases, which will live in the smallest corners and gaps.
When you start gardening in the spring, sweep away the floor and all plant debris, and then clean it with hot garden disinfectant such as JeyesFluid. Wash flower pots and seed trays while you are there to help prevent diseases such as "suppressing" your seedlings. In the next few days, keep your greenhouse well ventilated so that it can be completely dry.
After your greenhouse is cleaned and polished, please take the time to check whether the structure has any damage to the glass or vent, and repair any damaged parts.
4. Sow any seeds that require a longer season
In January and February, plant seeds requiring a longer growth period will be sown, such as geranium (geranium), begonia, snapdragon, pepper and eggplant. They must be started in heated breeders or similar equipment to ensure good growth.
5. Chase and remove pests in the garden.
When you start gardening in spring, you can monitor and kill hibernating pests, saving you a lot of trouble in spring and summer. Look more closely at the crowns of perennial plants and find some winter shelters for slugs, snails and their communities.
If you did not clean the summer bedding basin last year, please look for the ivy weevil larvae living in compost and feeding on plant roots. Remove any larvae you find, and plan to use parasitic nematodes or chemicals to treat the grape weevil this year.
6. Install bucket and start to collect rainwater
When you start gardening in the spring, build a bucket in your garden this winter to take advantage of seasonal rainfall. Most of the rain in a year occurs in winter, so now is a good time to catch rain.
Rainwater harvesting is essential for green gardening. The peak water demand in the hottest month also led water companies to turn to underground reservoirs and dams, which are harmful to the environment and expensive for customers.
When you start gardening in spring, rainfall is the best form of water for plants. Especially camellia, azalea, blueberry and other azalea plants are more suitable for using rainwater, because tap water is usually weakly alkaline.
When you install a water pipe, place it under the downspout of your home or shed. If you have a closed drain, you need a diverter kit to siphon off some rain.
7. Mobile deciduous shrub
Spring gardening is the best time to transfer some deciduous shrubs, because they will remain dormant. Move shrubs in the evening to prevent the wind from blowing the roots of drizzle.
Dig a round ditch around the bushes to provide a wide berth. Try to return the root ball to its new position as easily as possible. When you replant the shrub to a new location, place the shrub on the same level as before, and then remember to water it well.
8. Maintenance of walls, gates and railings
Gardening in spring is the best time of year to finish minor repairs. Check fence posts, gates and lattice frames for any signs of weather damage or decay. Repairing any damaged structures will allow you to spend more time in the garden in spring and summer. Repair any damaged parts or structures.
Next, when gardening starts in the spring, you need to use an electric cleaner to clean the fence panels and gates to remove dirt, moss and mold - use a stiff brush to remove stubborn dirt. Allow the wood to dry completely on dry days before adding two coats of stain, paint, or wood preservative.
9. Clean and sharpen gardening tools.
Keep your tools clean and sharp in winter. Maintaining your gardening tools to start gardening in the spring will help protect them, save you money in the long run, and help prevent the spread of disease. Dirty pruners are known for adding bacteria and fungi to new wounds.
Thoroughly clean the tools with blades with a good quality cleaner, hot water and detergent. Sharpening your tools will also improve their performance; They will be easier to use and trim more smoothly. Apply some oil or WD40 to the blade and hinge until they become sharp.
Hand tools, including shovels, hoes, grooves and rakes, can also benefit from good cleaning and oiling.
10. Establish composting area
If you don't already have one, spring gardening is ideal for setting up composting areas in your backyard. This can be as simple as buying compost boxes or making them yourself using alternative wood.
The composting area provides a place for all your organic waste. If it is decomposed, you will get a lovely, rich compost on which your plants will thrive. Make sure you have the perfect combination of grass clippings, vegetable skins, paper and wood trim. To support this process, you need to modify your garden fork compost every month to keep it aerated.