Tips to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Try out these suggestions to prepare your garden for spring.

With temperatures warming up, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home garden ready for the planting season.  After a long, harsh winter, your garden will need a lot of attention and care.  Here are some of the steps that you should take to prepare your garden for spring.

  • Clean Out Weeds and Debris

Before you can start planting, you need to prepare your garden for the new additions.  To start, you should clear away all the fallen leaves, twigs, and dead plants currently in your garden.  You should also remove any weeds by the root to ensure that they do not grow back.  Once your garden is clean and clear, you will have a good base for all the plants and flowers you will plant.

  • Care for Your Soil

During the cold, wet winter months, the soil in your garden probably got compacted and over-saturated.  To ensure that your plants have the soil they need to flourish, you should till your garden to aerate the soil and redistribute the moisture.  At this time, you may want to add perlite and fertilizer to ensure that the soil is light and filled with the necessary nutrients.

  • Add Mulch

In addition to adding fertilizer to your soil, you should consider laying down some mulch in your flower beds and garden.  Laying down one to three inches of mulch can help prevent weeds from growing and disease from spreading.  This protective layer also keeps the soil moist and provides insulation against very hot or very cold temperatures.  When laying down mulch, keep it a few inches from plant stems to prevent roots from rotting.

These are some of the suggestions that you should try to prepare your garden for spring.  Want another way to get your home ready for the change in seasons?  Then it’s time to review and update your homeowners insurance.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers, including: Kemper, MetLife, Nationwide, Travelers, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.