Spring is officially here, and it’s time to get your garden ready for the growing season. Whether you have a small backyard garden or a large plot of land dedicated to growing produce and flowers, there are some important steps you need to take in order to get your garden ready for spring.
From prepping the soil to planting seeds, Mr. Clean Can will walk you through everything you need to know about readying your garden for the warmer months ahead.
Test Your Soil Quality
The first step in preparing your garden is testing the quality of your soil. Knowing what kind of nutrients are present in the soil will help you determine what kind of amendments or fertilizers you may need.
The best way to test your soil is by getting a soil sample tested at a local laboratory. This will tell you exactly what kind of nutrients are needed for optimal growth.
You can also purchase a home testing kit if that’s more convenient for you. Whichever you decide to do, the process is pretty simple and not too expensive! It will save you the headache of trial and error with what products to use (or not to use) to keep your garden alive and well!
Weeding and Mulching
Before planting any seeds, it’s important that you remove any weeds from the area where you plan on planting them. Weeds compete with plants for sunlight, water, and nutrients, so it’s important that they are cleared out before planting anything new.
For larger plots of land, using a tiller is an effective way to remove weeds quickly and efficiently. After removing any existing weeds, we recommend using mulch as a natural barrier against future weed growth.
Not only does it prevent weeds from taking root in the soil but it also helps retain moisture which will be beneficial once your seedlings start growing!
Research Plants, then Plant Seeds!
Now that your soil has been prepared, it’s time to plant! Living in Central Florida, there are certain plants that will thrive, while others won’t survive at all.
Be sure to research which plants do well in your area before purchasing any seeds or seedlings from local nurseries or online retailers.
With these tips in mind, getting your garden ready for spring should be simple and stress-free! It may seem like a lot of work, but with proper preparation and maintenance throughout the growing season, gardening can be an enjoyable hobby shared with your loved ones! Whether you’re just starting out or have been gardening for years now — make sure that every step is taken properly so that your gardens reach their full potential this year! Happy spring and happy planting!