With the arrival of March, spring also arrived, the season most desired by lovers of gardening, plants and nature. Because everything grows, everything shines, everything flourishes.
And that season means yard work, too. For this reason, it is best to get down to work as soon as possible, taking advantage of the fact that, despite the cold, the sun is beginning to shine brightly, even if it is only for a few hours. It is now when we have to start preparing the land, pruning and reviewing the irrigation system that will facilitate the task later. It is also the time to fight against the dreaded pests by applying a good insecticide on the branches and trunks of trees and bushes, in such a way that we give them the protection they need. But it is not necessary to dedicate an entire day to the garden or our terrace. It will be enough to do it little by little, with a good organization and some brief advice.
Prune trees and shrubs
Although we take care of our garden throughout the year, pruning is essential to prepare the garden in spring. You have to cut the dry and dead branches always having good tools that make our work easier and, in addition, do not damage the plants. It is important to get one-handed scissors for small shrubs, such as rose bushes, and two-handed if larger trees have to be cleaned. If we find thick branches, we will have to use a Japanese toothed pruning saw.
To prepare the soil well, it is essential to remove the weeds, with which we will avoid pests and that reduce the health of the next plantation. In precisely winter when they tend to proliferate since it is at this time when we pay less attention to our garden. Being aware of the environment, it will be preferable to forget about chemical products and use good gloves, as well as special tools designed precisely for this task.
With the cold it is possible that our irrigation system has suffered a setback. It is possible that the low temperatures have broken some of the hoses or have blocked the sprinkler outlet. You have to take into account the use of solenoid valves, in charge of automatic irrigation, which sometimes get dirty with particles that cause them to start to fail. That’s why it’s important to do a review and find out if it’s working at full capacity.
After these steps, you have to prepare the ground. It will be necessary to remove the soil to aerate it, undoing in the spring any clods that may have formed during the winter. For this job we will have to get a hammer forged hoe in the rear area, which will be in charge of breaking up those clods in a single blow. If you have grass, it will have to be cleaned with a mower mowing it regularly and covering the areas where there are bald spots and the mantle is more deteriorated than expected.
Planting in the spring
To finish the development of our garden in spring we will have to plant. First of all we will have to have chosen the plants, trees or shrubs that we want, but that are suitable for the place where they are going to be. For that you have to consider the climate, the type of land and, of course, the sun exposure. In this way we will ensure the fact of having a garden or a terrace with plants that last longer and look beautiful. Using a shovel, we will dig a hole that is twice the size of the root of the shrub or tree that we are going to plant. We will shake the roots a little so that they come loose and, after putting it in the hole, we will cover it with earth until the plant is well established.
In the garden month, you should follow these tips to make the most of the start of the spring season. And also, take advantage of the fact that there are discounts in many nurseries and you can create the garden you always dreamed of.