Even though Memorial Day is past, we are still really in the heart of spring. So, we thought it was a good excuse to share a spring gardening checklist with you. Keeping these tips in mind will help you get your yard into shape to enjoy the warmer months, but they may also help boost your curb appeal if you are planning on moving.
Here are some things to remember as you get ready to move your garden out of that winter slump and into a springtime splendor:
- Make sure that your soil is not too wet or too dry before planting anything.
- Plant dahlia, begonia, gladiola, and lily bulbs now for a dash of color in the summer.
- Don’t move your fading flowers from the ground. Remove the flowers, but leave the leaves where they lay – just give them a little fertilizer to ensure a bloom next spring.
- Pinch off a ½ inch of stem when your ‘mums get to be about 6 inches tall – this will thicken the bush and make it more productive.
- You can start planting summer-blooming annuals in May.
- As the warmer months move in, remember to keep the fertilizer handy. Your flowers will thank you for it!
- It is a good idea to get rid of the moss, weeds, and thatch during the spring.
- Go ahead and re-seed if you have any bald patches in the lawn.
- If you aren’t expecting any rain, make sure you can schedule regular watering sessions.