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How To Revive Your Garden After Winter

 Oct 6, 2015 Posted by  P In Backyard GardeningComment 0

There’s no other time of the year when your garden needs you more than it needs you right after winter. It has endured more than 12 weeks of limited sunlight and nutrients so you must rush to revive as soon as the spring peeks.

  • The very first thing to go is to grab a plastic bag, wear gloves and pick up twigs, dead organism and debris that have landed on the garden. Dead plants that show signs of infection should be burned, and those that appear normal may be thrown to the compost pit.
  • Perennials that weren’t pruned last fall are probably looking horrible now. You may start pruning herbaceous perennials once you see new growths around the base. Encourage the growth of new branches of woody perennials by pruning during spring. Make sure that the danger of winter has passed before exposing the stems of the plants. You can tell if it’s now safe to prune if there are opening buds.
  • Some plants don’t go totally dormant during winter; these are called evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial plants. They’ll continue to grow new leaves and branches throughout the cold season, which means they’ll look quite unsightly this spring. Trim the tattered foliage and promote growth of lovelier ones.
  • Ornamental grasses can be trimmed anytime; you don’t have to wait for them to show signs of new growth. Cut a few inches and just wait for the warmer season to revive them.
  • Be careful with trees and shrubs that produce flower buds during summer or fall. If you’re going to prune them now, you’ll be removing this year’s batch of flowers.Check the species that you have to know if it’s wise to tidy them up now or wait until late spring.
  • Now that you can get out of those sweaters, it’s time to fight the weeds. If you haven’t visited the garden throughout the winter, it is probably crammed with these invasive organisms now. Spring makes the soil damp and damp soil makes it easier to pull weeds.
  • Assess the condition of the soil before you plant new species. Plants require plenty of nutrients during the first phase of its growth. Check the acidity of the soil first and treat it if needed. And then proceed by dressing flipping it over and dressing it with compost or any organic fertilizer.
  • The sogginess of the soil makes spring an ideal period to transplant because it’s easier to draw the roots out.Make sure to prepare the area where the plant will be transplanted.

If your schedule’s really hectic this spring but you cannot withstand a ghastly-looking, the best option that you have is to pay for professional lawn care services. Experienced gardeners know how to revive gardens that have been ravaged by winter, what plants are most suitable to plant in certain places, when these plants need pruning and how to keep them in the pink throughout the season

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