The temperatures are rising and our gardens are slowly waking up from their hibernation. But what comes out under the melting snow cover does not always give cause for joy. Because cold and frost often have a bad impact on the lovingly tended outdoor area. Find out here how you can breathe new life into your spring garden with little effort.
Regardless of whether it is a small city garden or a park-like property: With these simple tips you can whip up your garden in no time.
Cleaning up and preparation
Before you start gardening, the first thing you should consider is what tools you will need. Soak the rake, shovel and the like in a mixture of water and vinegar overnight to easily remove rust. Then remove any remaining stains with steel wool. Some tools may need additional sanding before the new gardening season begins.
When your equipment is ready for use, you can focus your attention on the garden itself. Prepare the soil by disposing of leaves, branches, debris, and trash blown by the winter wind. Also, remove any plants that unfortunately did not survive the winter to make room for new additions.
Ideal planting conditions
Once you have cleared your garden of dead flowers and bushes as well as other debris, it is time to recycle the soil. Loosen the earth with a spade. This makes it easier to plant new plants.
Add certain nutrients to your garden soil, depending on its composition, to support the healthy growth of your flowers and perennials. A soil analysis provides information about the pH value and nutrient content of your soil. Based on this, you can decide what additives are needed to make your favorite plants bloom and thrive.
For some types of plants, sowing in the spring garden is still too early. Therefore, keep an eye out for suitable alternatives. If you want to grow vegetables, then potatoes and onions are an option. The tubers are robust and can withstand colder temperatures without any problems.
On the other hand, it is best to place more delicate plants in flower pots and keep them indoors until it is warm enough outside. The most popular colorful spring flowers include pansies, irises, crocuses, tulips and daffodils.
Big plans for the spring garden
Think about how you want to use your outdoor area later in the year and plan accordingly. Whether you are building a biopool or just want to create new beds: the sooner you collect, measure and dig design ideas, the better.
For example, do you dream of an open-air living room? Then research what technology solutions the market has to offer and invest now in a sound system, an outdoor WiFi repeater and the right lighting.