With the arrival of good weather, frosts are left behind and the sadness of winter gives way to the explosion of flowering. The cold can damage the species in our garden, but the sun and high temperatures are just as dangerous, if not more so. Therefore, we must take into account some aspects to take care of the garden with the arrival of spring.
Clean the garden. Remove leaf debris, petals, seeds or wilted flowers to oxygenate the soil. Sweep up leaves, remove seeds and debris and plow the first layers of soil.
Speaking of plant debris that do not contribute anything good, it also does not hurt to remove weeds. These can take nutrients from healthy species that are just about to bloom at this time of year.
Prune plants. Spring is the ideal season to prune branches and trunks of trees and shrubs. In this way, you will help your plants grow more and better during this season.
Mow and fertilize the lawn. From March to October, the lawn should be mowed at least once a week to keep it growing green and shiny. Weekly mowing causes the soil to lose nutrients, so make sure it is always fertilized.
Avoid watering during the hottest hours of the day. It is better to do it during the first hours of the day or during sunset. Water evaporates less than during the central hours of the day.
Fertilization in early spring encourages root and leaf growth, and helps plants replenish minerals and recover from the cold endured during the winter.
Spring is a time of flowering but also a time for planting. Some flowers are planted in spring, such as pansies, petunias, lilies or roses.
If you have trees or shrubs, it is advisable to prune any plants, leaves or dry branches that have not withstood the frost. This will allow sun and air to reach all plants properly.
Aphids, spider mites, worms, slugs and snails... They usually attack plants that are still in bud form. That is why you should keep a close eye on your species and apply the necessary measures.
If you have to plant new plants at this time, do not add soil and try to do it at the same height as the soil.
For the correct development of the new flowers or trees that you have buried, you must put in place a trellising system.
Throw a thin layer of wood chips. You will get a kind of natural protection, which will help to keep the roots of plants that are going to bloom. It will also retain moisture in the soil and prevent the spread of weeds.