I don't know about you, but when the weather starts to get warmer I want to get right out in the garden and start working. Of course, it's usually way too early in the season when I get that urge and the ground is too cold still to do any type of planting. That being said, there are a few spring gardening tips for eager gardeners that can help to satisfy your gardening inclinations.
The first thing you want to do is take stock of your garden as well as your garden set up. In the garden, you can take this time to remove leaves, branches and other things that have accumulated and rake up some of the soil so that your garden is ready for spring planting.
In the tool shed, make sure that you have all the tools that you need and the tools are in good repair. This might be a good time to make a list of new tools that you need to buy and even take a trip to the home gardening center.
Early spring is the time to plan out this year's garden and there is nothing more fun than going to the home gardening store and seeing what goodies are available to help you in your gardening efforts this year. You can check out all the new tools as well as the new plants and fertilizers that can help you in the garden. Take your time and make notes of the interesting things you see and you will be able to plan out both a budget and a gardening plan that makes sense for you this year.
You can also take this time to actually draw out the plantings that you want in your garden. This might include removing plants and planting new ones and it's good to have this drawn out on the map so you can get an idea of how many plants you're going to need to make your dream garden come true.
If you are really in the mood for some early spring gardening, then you'll definitely want to start sprouting some of your seeds. You want to do these indoors if the weather is very harsh. Growing from seed is very rewarding and you want to make sure you start them early enough so that they will be well-established by the time it's ready for them to go out into the garden.
Check Your Soil
Now is the time to get a soil sample and you can use your own soil tester to find out if your soil is lacking any nutrients. Some local gardening centers will test the soil for you if you just bring down a small sample. This way you can find out what types of nutrients you are lacking and buy the appropriate fertilizers and amendments to bring your soil up to the perfect quality so that you can grow lush vibrant plants this growing season.
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