How To Prepare Your Grounds For The Spring Planting? As this extended winter bleeds into spring, many homeowners are upset that they have had to put spring gardening plans on hold. With snow still rolling through the eastern parts of the country, it’s no time to begin the soil management and heavy handed yard work that comes with proper landscape design and garden management, right? This isn’t the case, as there are a bevy of landscaping and gardening procedures that you can get a jump on in the late winter early spring. The following are a few of these procedures that will allow you to begin preparing your landscape design now, rather than wait for a spring that keeps feeling a little farther away.
To begin with your gardening and landscaping design now, it is never too early to weed. Dig out weeds in your soil before they are given the opportunity to root. Also, by getting them now before the full on spring season, you will be able to pluck them out before their seeds mature and take root. For an added surety that they will not return, push the pulled weeds deep into your compost pile. The warmth will kill the seeds, effectively preventing them from making a comeback when you begin your gardening in earnest.
Whether you plan on adding new shrubs, grass, or a vegetable gardens this year, prepping your soil early will ensure young plant health. Spread organic material to get the soil steeped in nutrients now. A great method is to plant durable early crops such as ryegrass. Ryegrass will cover the soil and keep it full of nutrients, while still being relatively easy to remove once the time comes to execute your landscaping and gardening plans. Take care not to compact the dirt too much though. Breathability must be preserved for healthy soil.
Finally, it’s never too early (or late) to plan your drainage. A sufficient drainage system will make sure that your plants always have the optimal amount of water; no more, no less. If you already have a drainage system set up, begin your spring cleaning by clearing it of broken branches, leftover leaves, and all of the other winter debris and trash that has accumulated. For additional benefit, adding any organic material you find to your compost heap will be a firm addition that should give a needed jolt of carbon in the early spring.
If drainage isn’t installed yet, now may be the best time possible to put in a garden or yard drainage system. Such systems will fit in easily with a landscape design, and installation during the spring will be easier if you hire a professional landscaping company for the job. Typically they are far too busy in the summer to work around your schedule.
If you take the rights steps now, your garden or yard will be completely ready to go for the spring planting season.