Gardens are a beautiful addition to the homestead. We grow flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs in our gardens. Sometimes after a long winter, our gardens get messy and unruly. The weeds take over. The flowers look straggly. Basically, you need to do a complete garden restoration. There are a couple of things that you can do to make sure that this happens.
How To Do A Garden Restoration
One of the first things that you need to do is give your entire garden a dose of fertilizer. You also need to do everything you can to make sure that you have plenty of free space to work with. If you have worn out garden chairs, broken planks of wood and a lot of weeds to take care of then you’ll need to do this before you apply the fertilizer.
You may think that you just don’t have the room to take care of all this rubbish and this is completely normal. But one thing that you can do here is to hire a garbage disposal service like Shamrock Environmental. They can remove provide dumpsters for you and you can get the whole thing done in a couple of days.
It’s a good idea to use a rake to remove any thatch build-up as well, so your space is completely open and ready for you to get planting. Now that you have a clean space you can begin your garden restoration.
Vegetables and Herbs
Spring is an incredibly rewarding time for you to get out there and plant some vegetables. It doesn’t matter whether you are starting a new garden or whether you just want to grow some herbs in a windowsill planter because there are a lot of things that you can do to get things going. It helps to research when the best time to plant things are and it’s also a good idea for you to take note of the harvesting times as well so you can really get the best result out of your crop.
Flowers can be planted to try and give your garden a much-needed lift. You can add instant color to your garden by adding flowering bulbs. This includes tulips and even daffodils. You can even plan ahead for any flowers that you want to have later on in the year as well. Try petunias, as these are great for growing in the garden. Seedlings can even be planted in beds, or if you want to be more strategic then consider planting them in large pots.
Struggling with weeds? Consider laying some weed cloth, and cut out a hole in the places where you want your plants to be. Then, cover the tarp with another layer of soil. Then cover with mulch. When you do this, your plants can grow their roots and they still get access to water as well. Weeds can’t grow through the tarp and it will really help you to keep them at bay as well.
When the weather gets warmer, you can easily spend more time outside. You can relax, entertain, eat and do whatever you want. If you have wooden furniture then you need to make sure that this is painted or that you oil it properly. You also need to check any bolts to see if the wood has swollen over time, and you also need to look out for any splits as well.
When you have done all of this, you can then proceed to clean it up and making sure that it is in tip-top condition. If you know that you have pavement outside then consider giving this a good sweep to try and remove any dirt, and make sure that your paths are not slippery or covered in moss.
Plants that are grown in containers or even plant pots may outgrow their pot after a period of time. It helps to make sure that you stay on top of this. Make sure that you put the plants into a larger pot so that they can continue to grow.
You also need to trim the roots as well. Now is a great time for you to put some fresh potting mix into the pot, You can even buy this in bulk if you want to save some money. By repotting your plants into new plant pots, you can help them to look nicer and grow better.
During the winter, plants can get seriously damaged and you may need to prune back any damages so that your plant does not get open to disease. This is very easy to do and anyone who has a little gardening experience can do it. If you have questions on how to prune a simple Google search can provide the information you need.
Now you should know how to complete your garden restoration project and turn your garden into a beautiful and relaxing place to spend time. Do you have a garden that needs to become a garden restoration project? Tell me about your plans in the comment box below.