To satisfy your green thumb, you might have been growing indoor plants, but that’s about to change! Sheets of ice on the ground are finally thawing which means spring is around the corner. As we transition from winter to spring, you’ll have plenty of house chores to do as you prepare your home and garden for spring. While thinking about your spring garden, you might be wondering, where do I start?!
Luckily, our list of spring gardening tips and tricks will help you prioritize what needs to be done so your garden will flourish this season.
Get your gardening gloves ready and check out these simple spring gardening tips.
Clean Your Garden
Removing weeds, dead leaves and fallen branches pave the way for a fresh, clean foundation for this garden season. This is also a great opportunity to organize garden tools and sheds.
Start A Compost Pile
Composting has become increasingly popular but for those who have not done it, composting sounds like an intimidating task. As long as you add the right ingredients into your compost pile, your garden will benefit from the nutrients of the decomposed organic material.
Materials added to compost piles are divided into “green” or “wet” ingredients and “brown” or “dry” ingredients. A good compost pile has equal parts “green” and “brown” ingredients.
“Green” ingredients include:
Uncooked food scraps
“Brown” ingredients include:
It’s worth mentioning that your garden soil should not entirely be comprised of composted material, this is just supplemental material to enhance your soil.
Clean Out Bird Feeders and Baths
If your garden has bird feeders or baths, don’t forget to clean out feeders and baths from leaves and water that have collected throughout the winter. Draining bird baths also prevents pests like mosquitoes from entering your yard.
Prune Shrubs and Trees
To stimulate plant and tree growth, add pruning to your spring garden to-do list! Plants that bloom in the spring should be pruned shortly after they bloom. Plants that bloom in the summer should be pruned during early spring to stimulate growth.
Replenish Your Soil
Feeding your soil with composted materials and fertilizers will replenish your soil with the necessary nutrients that may have been stripped away during the winter. You can even perform a soil test to see what nutrients your soil needs.
Start Planting Flowers & Vegetables
Once your garden is prepared and ready, begin planting early spring flowers like pansies, lilacs, redbud and grand maitre crocus. You could even plant cool-season vegetables like lettuces, peas, spinach, chard and arugula.
Indoor Plants All Year-Round
Luckily, you don’t have to wait until spring to get your gardening fix. Ambius provides office plants all year-round. So even when you’re at work, you can reap the benefits and beauty of indoor plants!
Call Ambius at 888-701-5189 or contact us online to learn how we can enhance your office space.