Best Tips for Preparing Your Flower Beds for Spring

Best Tips for Preparing Your Flower Beds for Spring

If you want your home to look picture-perfect this spring, then you need an eye-catching flower garden in your yard. Now is the perfect time to prepare your flower bed for the upcoming season. Here are the best tips for preparing your flower beds for spring.

De-winterize Your Garden

To prepare your garden for spring, you need to de-winterize your flower beds. To do so, inspect your plants for winter damage and remove any dead or matted leaves. Then, take off any protective winter barriers, such as a wrap or burlap tarp.

Pull Out the Weeds

As winter turns to spring, the soil will be soft from the season’s snow. You will have an easier time pulling out weeds now than in the middle of the season.

During the summer, your soil will dry out from the heat and get harder, so it will be even more difficult to pull weeds without breaking the ground. Weeding now will also prevent weeds from growing deep roots.

Fertilize Your Flower Beds

Once you’ve weeded your flower beds and the ground has thawed a bit, apply your favorite brand of granular fertilizer to the soil. Pour it near trees, perennials, and shrubs so that your plants will thrive this spring.

Make sure you use the right fertilizer for each plant and note any nutritional needs that individual plants may have. You can test your soil to determine any nutrient deficiencies.

Edge Your Flower Beds

Edging your flower beds creates a firm perimeter around them and prevents mulch from spilling out when it gets warmer. To edge your flower beds, use an edging tool to cut out sharp edges around your beds so that everything looks tidy.

Overall, tending a garden is an enriching activity, and the fun doesn’t stop here. When the time comes to pick your flowers, try one of these sentimental things to do with fresh flowers. By following the best tips for preparing your flower beds for spring, you can ensure that your floral varieties will look incredible in a bouquet.

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.