A garden can be one of the peaceful places where you can always spend the better part of your day either enjoying the cool atmosphere or doing the gardening activities as a hobby, passion or profession. With springs quickly approaching. It’s high time you started preparing your garden to be ready for the new climatic change; we are about to have very cold and chilly nights. This means that your flowers, spices, vegetables, fruits, trees and any other type of plant in your garden need to be worked on to ensure that they remain in their good condition or even become more flourishing and beautiful come the spring season.
If you are a gardener in Canada, then you already know what a great threat change in weather can pose to your garden. The last thing you want is to look helpless as your flowers or vegetable withers with very little to do about it. Preparing is always easier than dealing with the consequences. However, regardless of your experience as a gardener, there are those tips that may come in handy to make sure that the springs do not find you unaware or unprepared. Let’s take a look at some of the activities that should reflect your priorities in preparing your garden for the springs.
Prune your trees: Trees are one of those plants that can hardly lack in our garden; they are essential in beautifying the environment. Apart from that trees are known to prevent soil erosion, some trees are also used as herbs while some are used as fruit trees among other benefits. However, to make them survive the springs, you need to take your garden shears and get rid of the excess branches. Pruning during springs gives your tree a chance to sprout new branches, and for the fruit trees, they are likely to produce more fruits since the available nutrients will be enough for fruit production. Apart from that, there are those dead branches that may not have any value to the tree, some of them may even make the tree vulnerable to pests and diseases, pruning will ensure that such problems are kept at bay. If you have some flowers in your garden, trimming them will give them a chance to rejuvenate and with more leaves growing which makes them more beautiful and resistant to diseases and adapt to the new weather conditions.
Get rid of any form of mulching in your garden. Usually, during winter people use mulching as the perfect way to protect the plants from water loss. However, in springs, the weather is much friendlier which means that there would be no need for mulching. You need to rake them off to create a good environment for the plants to adjust to the new weather conditions.
Remove all of the weeds from your garden. Weeds are known to grow very fast and their effects happen to be more pronounced during the spring season.Getting rid of weeds should be your top priority.Fortunately, there are a good number of proven ways that you can always use to ensure that you get a long lasting solution. The first option is to literally dig them out once in a while; alternatively, you may opt to use the chemicals that have been solely manufactured to get rid of the weeds. However, before using any chemical, do thorough research and consultation to avoid affecting other plants in the garden.
Your perennials also need special attention during springs. Perennials have a tendency of overgrowing and crowding the area you have planted them, especially during springs. The overgrown perennials have to be removed and transplanted elsewhere to create more room for them to grow.
There are a lot of gardening activities that are equally essential as we prepare for springs, but what matters is the effort you are willing to use to ensure that all those practices are implemented. Unfortunately, you may be very passionate about gardening, but you can do very little in the garden; maybe you are not an expert in gardening. Luckily, we have professional gardeners out there who you can be relied upon to do a thorough job. You may choose to have a temporary gardener who only does the work either once or twice a month. However, a permanent deal would be more appropriate as the garden requires continuous attention.