Spring sets in timidly, but observing nature, we can see the temperatures starting to rise. Of course, you should not rush into planting, watering, or sowing since the periods of frost are not over, and better to wait for the passage of the Ice Saints in mid-May. However, from the first rays of the sun, you can start to prepare your garden for the spring season, but also summer.
Here are 8 things to do when spring arrives!
1. We start in March!
Even if the frosts are not entirely ruled out, you should not wait until the end of May to start taking care of your garden. After the cold, the park inevitably has consequences. Start with a thorough cleaning such as picking up leaves, pruning fruit trees, or cutting back twigs. If you later want to sow grass, it is best to do all of this work first.
2. Prune your plants in early spring
Start by pruning your shrubs and roses outside the frost periods between late February and early March. You can also remove dead branches.
3. Take stock of your plants
Before the warm weather returns, take stock of your garden. Have the plants you planted in the fall or winter take root? Check that your plants are doing well. If not, take care of the worst off.
4. plant perennials
Spring is the best time to plant your perennials! Campanulas, hibiscus, large daisies many flowers can add color to the garden. It is also time to proceed with the divisions and cuttings.
5. Aerate the plants
Using a scarifier, aerate your plants. Remove the moss on the lawn, for example. The plants are scarified between March and April.
6. Amend the garden in spring
It is in spring that we bring the fertilizer necessary for the development of plants. This will help stimulate the recovery of plants, in particular for perennials and shrubs.
7. The return of watering
After overwintering, the plants demand more water. We, therefore, resume regular watering for the plants that need it. You can also restart your automatic watering if you have one.
8. The vegetable garden in spring
Some vegetables are planted between January and March to benefit from the harvests in the spring. This is the case with salads, beets, or potatoes. Sowing begins in March but is undercover and warm. On the ground, it is essential to wait for the end of the frosts. When the soil has warmed up, transplant carrots, radishes, onions, or even peas in the ground that you can enjoy in May.
Do not forget to aerate the soil by working it and eliminating weeds. Add a little fertilizer and remove damaged branches.