Spring is an exciting time for gardeners. It’s the time when everything begins to come to life and your garden begins to get itself ready for the warmer weather ahead. It’s also a time that can be difficult for gardeners as there is a lot to do. Here are some top tips to get your garden ready for the warmer spring months:
- Prepare your soil. If there are places where you are planning on planting, use this time to get them ready. Cover them with mulch and dig it down to a depth of about 3-4 inches. You could also try covering the beds with black sheets to help prevent weeds from growing.
- Adjust the pH levels of your soil. Spring is the perfect time to add lime to soil that has a pH level of 6.2 or below.
- Start planting your vegetables. Once the soil is not going to freeze anymore, you can start to plant crops like peas, lettuce, leeks and spinach.
- Clear drainage ditches. This will help all of your new spring seedlings as the soil they are planted in will be well drained.