Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring has finally sprung across the United States and while some gardening enthusiasts are still staring out of their frost-bitten kitchen windows watching for the highly anticipated final frost of winter, others are enjoying all that the springtime sunshine has to offer – gardening being one of the most enjoyable pastimes of them all. In preparation for the warmer weather and longer days, we’ve compiled a handful of tips and tricks to include in your Spring Gardening Checklist.

Prep and Plan

The first task on every spring gardening checklist is to prep the designated area for the upcoming season.  Begin my treating and loosening any existing soil and pruning any plants, trees and flowers leftover from the previous season.

Mad about Mulch

Including a layer of mulch to the soil surrounding your precious seedlings can pack a powerful punch and save you time and money later on. Not only does mulch lower the temperature of soil and slow water evaporation, it will also help keep pesky weeds at bay. A simple addition to your soil routine that will reap worthwhile benefits.

Space and Time

Be sure to do your research before heading to your local nursery. The length and width of your garden bed will dictate the number of flower, fruit and vegetable plants that you should purchase and plant. When starting your spring garden, few things are worse than allowing too little space between plants which can limit their growth and threaten the success of your garden. Divide the length and width of your available garden space by the spacing requirements as indicated on the plant’s tags to find out how many of each you can comfortably fit in your garden. Like spacing, timing is crucial to the success of every flourishing garden. Certain vegetables, fruits and flowers are best planted in early spring due to sun and temperature needs.

Perennials and Annuals: The Must Haves of Every Garden

Perennials are plants that are known to live for up to two years, oftentimes without needing to be reseeded or transplanted each season. Popular perennials with flourish during the spring and summer months and die during the late fall and winter months, returning again the following spring/summer from their established root-stock. Be sure to prune as necessary after the last frost of the season.

Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle within a single year. Summer annuals are plants that are best seeded in the spring or early summer and will reach maturity by the autumn months, while winter annuals are plants that are best seeded in the fall and will reach full maturity by the following spring.

Groundcover

In addition to your favorite flowers, fruits and vegetable plants, planting groundcover can be used to expand your garden and add a more robust variety of both color and fragrance. Thyme is a popular groundcover option because of its colorful spring blossoms and everyday use as part of a busy kitchen.

Bird Baths

Now is the time to clean and restock any bird feeders that adorn your garden or patio area.

Share your time saving tips, blogs, recipes, and ideas for better living with Getting Balance’s community of women seeking happiness and wellbeing today.

Add a Blog

215 COMMENTS

  1. como ganhar na lotofacil, acertar na lotofacil, ganhar na lotofacil, como ganhar na lotofacil de verdade, como ganhar na lotofacil sempre, como ganhar na lotofacil 2020, como ganhar na lotofacil 100 garantido, dicas lotofacil, como acertar na lotofacil, dicas para ganhar na lotofacil

  2. como ganhar na lotofacil, acertar na lotofacil, ganhar na lotofacil, como ganhar na lotofacil de verdade, como ganhar na lotofacil sempre, como ganhar na lotofacil 2020, como ganhar na lotofacil 100 garantido, dicas lotofacil, como acertar na lotofacil, dicas para ganhar na lotofacil

  3. como ganhar na lotofacil, acertar na lotofacil, ganhar na lotofacil, como ganhar na lotofacil de verdade, como ganhar na lotofacil sempre, como ganhar na lotofacil 2020, como ganhar na lotofacil 100 garantido, dicas lotofacil, como acertar na lotofacil, dicas para ganhar na lotofacil

  4. como ganhar na lotofacil, acertar na lotofacil, ganhar na lotofacil, como ganhar na lotofacil de verdade, como ganhar na lotofacil sempre, como ganhar na lotofacil 2020, como ganhar na lotofacil 100 garantido, dicas lotofacil, como acertar na lotofacil, dicas para ganhar na lotofacil

  5. Time will always give you the answer, who is the one who really hurts you and who really cares about you; who is who you care about but who cares nothing about you. Some people are not worth cherishing too much, while others are worth cherishing

  6. No one can take away time, but time can take away anyone. Spring has spring warmth, summer has summer fiery, autumn has autumn harvest, winter has winter cold, learn to enjoy life!

  7. High EQ is mainly to make others happy; high IQ is mainly to make yourself happy; IQ is not high and EQ is not high, mainly because you are not happy or not to make others happy.

  8. Let life be written, and always remember to ignite the warm sunshine of the soul. There are always some happy shots, hidden in the corner of memory, and gently lifted up inadvertently, shaking off a room of Xiao Se!

  9. Like a bee butterfly flying over the flowers, like a clear spring flowing through the valley, in the memory of the memory, the life in the high school era is just like a colorful page, or a movement of cheerful notes.

  10. Fantastic blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little
    lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any recommendations? Kudos!

  11. 479949 520512Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO? Im trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but Im not seeing very very good outcomes. If you know of any please share. Thanks! 863084

  12. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with helpful information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community can be grateful to
    you.

  13. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative.

    I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this
    in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.

    Cheers!

  14. 361448 34468Wow, cool post. Id like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a excellent article but I procrastinate too much and never appear to get started. Thanks though. 919599

  15. 188560 679682This sort of wanting to come to a difference in her or his lifestyle, initial usually Los angeles Excess weight weightloss scheme is really a large running in as it reached that strive. weight loss 507526

  16. I’m not sure exactly why but this site is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here