Early Spring Gardening Checklist
1- Repot bigger plants A day or two before you plan to repot, give your plants a thorough watering because they're easier to repot when the growing mix is moist.
2- Sow and moltiply Certain easy-to-grow plants (sunflower, sweet pea, love-in-a-mist, nasturtium etc.) do best when sown directly in the garden, because they have delicate root systems or taproots that make successful transplantation from containers difficult.
3- Check the presence of parasites Not all bugs are bad; in fact, there are many insects that are beneficial to the garden such as pollinating insects like bees and butterflies.
4- Cut out the damaged parts of the plants and trim Most plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. Spring blooming trees and shrubs will start setting new buds as soon as the old buds have fallen.
5- Fertilize Lawns must be fertilized to supply enough nutrients. There are 16 different mineral elements necessary for the proper growth of all lawns. The 3 elements that are of most importance and used in greatest quantities by your lawn are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
6- Buy new plants Give your garden a new look for spring. Choose the plants in season.
7- Irrigate If you’re not using drip irrigation in your garden, now is the time to start. Drip irrigation is a highly efficient way to water, so it saves you time and helps to conserve precious supplies of clean water. Keep following us for more useful gardening tips!