When you think of spring you think of flowers blooming, grass growing, and sunshine. This time of year, many people think of their gardens and how to get a beautiful lush garden going for the summer. Keep in mind that a beautiful garden takes lots of work and does not happen over night. It’s important to start your garden early in spring. Here are some tips to help you end up with a breathtaking garden.
Take A Good Look At Your Soil
The soil is very important and you want to make sure your soil is good enough and has enough nutrients in it to support the plants you are planing. You can take your soil to the local agricultural office and have it tested. You can also buy soil test kits. This will give you a good idea of the quality of your soil. You can also put organic materials into your soil to get a compost effect going which will also help.
Pay Attention To The Sun
When you purchase your plants, there are usually symbols on them that show you how much sun that plant needs. These labels are important as they need to be planted according to how much sunlight a certain part of the yard gets. When out shopping, make sure you select plants that can thrive in your yard.
Mix & Match
This is a great money-saving tip – Mix and match your perennials with your annuals so some of them grow back year after year. Mix and match your seeded plants with bulbs and throw in a few plants that will bloom in the fall to give your garden some color before winter hits again.
We hope these tips help you enjoy a fantastic summer of gardening!