It’s that time of year again; the days are getting longer, and the birds are getting louder. Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to get out your gardening gloves and prepare for the blossoming season ahead. Today, the experts from Lakeview Garden Center & Landscaping in Fairfield, OH, will explain how you can start planning for a thriving spring landscape today.
Spring Gardening Planner
Sometime around March 20, it’s time to trim back your ornamental grasses, borders, and any autumn perennials you may have. Start preparing your beds by weeding and replenishing the soil. Prune your flowering shrubs, cut back lavender hedges, and trim your rose bushes. If you have half-hardy annuals, move them inside for the season. Finally, sprinkle granular fertilizer around all trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Sometime in the first couple weeks of May, you can plant perennials, and summer-flowering bulbs. If you have vegetables, it’s time to sow them. If you have perennial herbs, stake them. At this point, your soil needs a hefty layer of mulch and another round of weeding.
Throughout the season and all year-round, keep your eyes peeled for dead or diseased wood, which will need to be removed. Clean your cutting tools regularly to avoid the spread of plant diseases. Start a compost bin and keep it full of organic material that can be used to nurture your plants’ soil.
Follow these tips, and you will be rewarded with a lush, well-maintained garden all season long. To get started on your beautiful, blossoming garden, visit the savvy landscape design team from Lakeview Garden Center & Landscaping today. To learn more about how these gardening and landscaping experts can help you, call today at (513) 829-6624 or check out the company’s website.