Spring is almost upon us, and for gardening enthusiasts everywhere, that means it’s time to get your prep on! Get a head start on your growing season this year with these five tips to prepare your lawn and garden for spring.
Tidy Up Your Garden Beds
Start by removing leaves, weeds, and other debris from your garden beds whether they are for flowers, vegetables, or other plants. Cut back old, dead growth, clear the borders, and use a bed edger to create clean lines where necessary. You’ll be amazed at what a little TLC can do to transform your garden and ready it for spring!
Till Your Soil
After you’ve achieved a general tidying up of your garden beds, it’s time to till your soil to prepare it for planting. Tilling can be a critical step in your garden preparation, and spring is an ideal time for this task. Before you start to till your soil, make sure you wait for the weather to be warm enough so that you can plant soon after. You’ll also want to make sure your soil is dry enough for your tilling efforts to be effective. It’s best to wait for at least a day or two after rain for the ideal moisture levels for proper tilling.
Sowing seeds can also be an important component of garden prep, depending on what plants you have in mind. If you plan to grow anything that requires a longer season, you’ll need to plan ahead, and sow seeds to allow for that extra time. Some plants require enough time that you ideally need to get started in the winter months, but even if it’s too late this year, you can always plan ahead for things you’d like to incorporate in your garden next year.
Another great way to prepare for your spring of gardening fun is to install a water butt in your yard or garden area to make the most of this rainy season. Collect that rainwater for a sustainable approach to your gardening efforts, and save money on your water bill too. Lots of plants also do best when watered with rainwater, because tap water is slightly alkaline in general.
Creating a compost area is another great way to prepare for a thriving garden this spring and upcoming summer. This could be as quick and easy as purchasing a ready-made composter to place near your garden, or you can build your own with spare wood or other materials you have lying around. This will give you a place to put all your organic waste, and once it has broken down, you’ll have rich compost to help encourage the success of all your plants. Be sure to turn your compost periodically to keep it aerated, and watch the impact it has on your gardening.
Garden & Yard Tool Rentals from Action
If you need any gardening or Prepare your Chattanooga garden for spring with yard tool rentals from Action Rentals. to help prepare your Chattanooga garden for spring, contact our team at Action Rentals. We have tools to help you transform your lawn and garden this season, and we’re happy to help with any rentals you require to do the job right. From bed edgers to aerators, lawn rollers, and more– we’ve got what you need. Happy gardening, friends!