The days are getting warmer, and the end of winter is rapidly approaching. For green thumbs, a change of season means a spring gardening checklist is a must.
By definition, the humble spring clean is used to describe an annual and thorough domestic dressing down of your entire home. Room by room and top to bottom, the idea is to give every corner of a property a good scrub.
However, the seasonal shakedown isn’t a process exclusive to the interior of our homes, and preparing for spring in the garden is crucial for green thumbs looking to do everything that they can in order to get the landscape looking and feeling its best – but where do you start?
Six Spring Gardening Tips For A Bumper Season
Depending on where you live and what the local climate is like, there’s a fair chance that your garden may look like it’s gone on strike during winter and the cooler months – your lawn might be looking a little drab, the leaves may have fallen off the trees, and there doesn’t appear to be much action happening in terms of germination.
In reality, your garden is simply in a state of hibernation. As the winds of winter finally start to die down, it marks a period of action when gardeners should be getting their hands dirty and doing all that they can to prepare their plants for the arrival of spring. If you aren’t quite sure where to start, here are a few of our basic tips to tick off on a spring gardening checklist.
Start With Debris – If you want to avoid creating a smorgasbord of organic matter for pests and diseases, cleaning up any leaves or dead plants is a must. While these can easily pile up over winter, taking the time to tackle this organic material is a must before you start any new spring gardening measures or tactics.
Get Pruning – By removing leggy growth, or dead or dying branches on hedges and fruit trees, you’re encouraging new growth to get comfortable, allowing new shoots and buds all the space and light they need to get going for spring. Pruning helps to improve the health and appearance of your plants, which ultimately promotes healthy long term growth.
Boost Your Soil – People take multivitamins to keep themselves in tip top shape, so your garden deserves the same. By adding organic plant food to nourish the soil such as Biotic Booster instead of synthetic chemicals, you’re giving the soil an extra dose of nutrients and microbes to ensure that it’s as healthy as possible before planting.
Add Organic Matter – The fine arts that are mulching and composting work wonders when it comes to moisture retention and keeping weeds at bay. Ultimately, organic matter breaks down over time to improve the quality of your soil via nutrients sourced from natural substances. Mulch also stops the top of the soil drying out, and can reduce watering by up to 60%.
Tackle The Lawn – Winter can be rough for most varieties of turf, particularly if you’ve left it mostly unattended. If you have some bare patches or want to start a whole new lawn from scratch, now is the time to prepare the lawn to grow new grass from seed. When the soil warms up, you’ll be able to establish your grass before the heat of summer hits.
Get Planting – Once you’re sure that you’ve seen the last of the winter frosts or chills, it’s time to start planting right before spring arrives. Whether you want a guide on how to plant flowers, or what the best fruits and vegetables are depending on your climate, the good news is that preparing in advance will ensure that you get rewarded for your spring gardening efforts.
Although healthy soil is one of the most effective ways to proactively fend off pests and diseases, tackling weeds during spring gardening is a whole other story. Using chemicals on residents like fruits and vegetables is a big no-no, especially if you plan on consuming your harvest – so what’s the alternative?
Introducing A Safer Way To Spray
Bioweed is an organic, non selective weed killer that works fast on contact with the weed, in order to rapidly desiccate and burn even the most stubborn of plants. It can be used anywhere around the house including garden beds, veggie patches, paths and driveways, and is safe to use around children, animals and even native wildlife.
The best part? Bioweed is the brainchild of well established agricultural leaders greenPRO, and is backed by over twenty years of research and development. Owned and manufactured in Australia, the primary ingredient of Bioweed is actually sustainably sourced pine oil, and is even approved by NASAA, ACO and APVMA for use around organic farms and food production.
If you’re on the hunt for a weed killer that’s safe to use around pets or kids, or simply want to know more about eliminating weeds safely – check out other tips and tricks in our online advice forum, or contact us for any further queries.