When there is no longer a risk of frost it’s the perfect time to prepare our garden to face the new season. Here we have collected 10 tasks that will help you to have a perfect garden this year. Let’s see them in detail.
1.- The first thing is to prepare the soil. Remove weeds, aerate them and to enrich it with compost or manure are the main tasks that we do to our soil. If you live in a cold place, we can cover it with black plastic to go taking temperature.
2.- It is time to go preparing for the summer crop. If the soil and climate allow it where we live we can do it directly in the ground. If not we can start the crop in a hotbed or warm bed. Potatoes, eggplant, peppers and other crops of summer we must start planting already.
3.- It is also a good time to prune trees and shrubs. Before the sap began to circulate at full speed. Will depend a lot on where you live of course. In places of climates, fresh is the ideal time but if you live in warmer areas, we have already had to do the pruning.
4.- Planting fruit trees is also a good task for these dates. It is also a good time to plant shrubs and fruit plants such as currants, raspberries and strawberries.
5.- If we don’t have a rain barrel in our garden it is a good time to install one. We will build and spring rains and we can save a little on the water bill. In addition the rain water is ideal for some plants, like gardenias, blueberries, and rhododendrons.
6.- We can not forget the bulbs of early-blooming such as caladiums, dahlias, crocuses and hyacinths. Also we can plant the tubers of begonia in a pot with compost moist. When the sprouts begin to emerge you can plant them in their final place.
7.- Not only are the plants come back to life, also the insects and pests make it so that if we can annihilate them now we can avoid many problems in the summer. Inspects your garden or orchard and just with all the larvae you can.
8.- If you have any deciduous shrub that you want to change place is now when you must do it. Do it on a cloudy day and digs up all the root you can. Plant it in its new location and watered abundantly.
9.- If you have lawn in your garden it is time to start to deal with it. Nothing enhances it more of a parterre, to be surrounded by a beautiful lawn. Start by picking up dried leaves and other elements that dirty your lawn. After boot, or is the weeds, and if you are well established you can give it the first cut of the season. Whenever the ground is not too wet.
10.- The spring, especially in its principles, it is also a good time for the last crop of the winter season. We can plant still turnips, beets, broccoli and spinach.