Every day that passes is one day closer to the growing season. Are you prepared to start your garden this spring? Preparation is key when tending a successful garden throughout the season. There are many ways you can prepare for your spring garden without actually having to get out there and start planting. Use your winter wisely and consider these steps to starting a successful spring garden.
1. Start with a plan. Even if you are recreating the same garden you have had in years past it’s always a great idea to map out exactly what you are going to do to get the appropriate amount of supplies and spend less time measuring in the spring. Grab some graph paper and a pencil and map out your garden including any of the plants you plan to grow. You can go into as much detail as you want but having a plan is the best way to be able to budget your time and money.
2. Gather seeds and plant seedlings. If you haven’t already you should start gathering seeds for what you want to plant. Many gardeners take it a step further and begin their plants indoors with seedling trays. If you are going to do that then make sure to place them in your home near a lot of light and water them regularly. This way your plants will already be growing by the time they are suitable for planting outdoors giving you weeks more to enjoy them!
3. Think about new plants you can add. Spend a little time online, talking to other gardeners to garden professionals to zero in on the latest trends and colors you can add to keep your garden modern! Every new year brings new trends in the gardening world, if you can identify them early then you can save money stocking up before the season begins.
4. Get all of your tools ready. One of the best time to buy gardening tools and supplies is during the off season when stock is high and prices are low. Take a look at what you already have and think about what could use a replacement or upgrade. This is a great time to also consider adding larger structures to your garden like an arbor or obelisk. You can get more one-on-one time with a professional during the off season and have your structure ready to go at the start of spring.