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Steps to Take to Prepare Your Garden For Spring

Get inspired for this upcoming season Believe it or not, spring is here, and it’s never too early to start thinking about how to make your garden flourish this season. Where should you start? The experts at Fairway Green are here to give you the best advice for prepping your garden to look and perform… Read more »

Get inspired for this upcoming season

Believe it or not, spring is here, and it’s never too early to start thinking about how to make your garden flourish this season. Where should you start? The experts at Fairway Green are here to give you the best advice for prepping your garden to look and perform its best during the spring months and beyond.

  1. Clear up Your Garden Area. During a long winter season, debris has had time to build up over your lawn. Cut back old dead growth of deciduous grasses and clear off leaves and branches so your yard looks and feels refreshed. Don’t forget about your tools, either! Make sure your garden gadgets are ready to get work done by removing dirt and sharpening them.
  2. Cultivate Your Soil. Just because it’s getting warmer, doesn’t mean the soil is ready for seeds just yet. Consider adding an organic compost pile to the dirt to add nutrients when planting. Something else you can do is test your soil to see when it will be ready for planting. To see if it’s ready, pick up about a half a cup of soil in your hand and squeeze. If the dirt can be easily crushed, it’s dry enough to dig. If the ball keeps its shape, then there could be too much moisture to plant.
  3. Plan For Planting. Take a moment to think about what you want in your garden this year. If you’re wanting to grow warm-season crops–like tomatoes and peppers–make sure to plant them well after the last frost of the year. In the end, it’s all about reading the instructions on what kinds of plants you buy from the nursery!
  4. Fix Gates & Fences. Though not a fun task, making sure there are no holes or cracks in your gates, fences or trellis will pay off once you’re ready to dive into spring planting. This not only allows plants to grow and bloom as intended, but it also helps keep unwanted pests away and creates an easy path to your garden.

Questions? Call the Experts

Fairway Green is here to help you with all of your gardening and lawn care needs, so if you have questions about how to prepare your turf for the upcoming season, don’t hesitate to contact us. Happy gardening!