Tips To Get A Jump-Start On Your Spring Garden

9 October 2019
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Spring may seem like a long ways away, but before you know it, winter will be coming to an end and it will soon be time to begin planning for your yard's landscaping. From preparing your lawn for the warmer temperatures to pruning your yard trees, there can be many tasks that will soon need your attention. Here are some ways you can prepare for spring landscaping and planting so you are ready for it when it is time.

Plan Your Garden

Planning for the seeds you will plant and grow in your garden is one of the first things you can do. And even if you live in an area of a cold winter climate, you can plant seeds indoors in a seed start kit to grow seedlings then transplant them outdoors when they are bigger and the weather outside warms up. Be sure you find a warm sunny location in your home, such as in the laundry room or on a window ledge.

To get your seeds ready to plant inside you first need to decide which ones you want to plant and order them. Although seed packets are not usually available in stores until spring, you can buy them online beginning at the start of the year and sometimes earlier. Online seed packets provide you with such a diverse selection of seeds from hybrid to heirloom so you can plan and build your flower and vegetable gardens to match your ideas.

Check the weather outside to make sure you plant your seedlings after the last threat of spring frost has passed. This will ensure your carefully planted and tended seedlings don't succumb to the frost outside.

Prepare a Compost Bin

In addition to preparing for the seeds you want to plant, you should also consider starting a compost bin in your yard. A compost bin will provide you with a supply of nutrient-rich compost that you can add to the soil around your plants and provide them home-made fertilizer. 

Composting is a process in which you can collect items from inside and outside your home, mix them together with some moisture and let them compost into fertilizer for your garden plants. You can add items, such as leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, used coffee grounds and the filter, used tea leaves, fruit and vegetable peelings and scraps, lint from your dryer and vacuum, and dry bread or pantry grains.

For more information, contact companies like Vermont Wildflower Farm.