What to do in the Garden :: Spring Tasks
Spring is a time of 'new life' in the garden, plants awaked from dormancy, the vegetable garden is ready to be planted out. Perennials and bulbs can also be planted.
- Plant trees and shrubs early in Spring.
- Prepare soil for planting by digging in organic matter and fertilizer.
- Bulbs and perennials are ready for planting.
- Complete any clean up of dead leaves and old plants.
- Complete building arches and Arbors planned in winter.
Photograph plants as they come into bloom. Its a good idea to have a record of what is where in the garden, and a photographic record is always interesting.
- Remove weeds as they appear. If you keep in front with weed control and don't let them seed, you will win the war on weeds.
- Test your watering system. We know you don't need it yet, but make sure it works before you do.
- Clean up the dead canes on the raspberries and other berries. Plant out new Strawberries, Blueberries, Currants, Loganberries and Boysenberries.
- Plant vegetable seeds such as tomatoes and lettuce in early spring (try growing seeds in a cold frame in cooler areas)
- Check out the compost pile, it may be ready to use, or it may need turning over to help speed up the process.
- Prune roses if you have yet to get around to it.
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