Although Spring started a month ago, the warm weather is starting to welcome us outside and into our gardens!
Here are 3 easy steps you should follow to get your outdoor garden ready for the (late) Spring.
#1: Get your tools and supplies ready
Work smarter, not harder! Working with dull tools could make your gardening a strain on your body. Sharpening your tools (or getting new ones!) will make it easier to work through the soil. In addition, make sure you have enough fertilizer and soil ready on hand so you can garden when the perfect weather permits.
#2: Clear out weeds and debris
Your garden beds deserve a Spring cleaning too! Perform a quick sweep across your garden and remove any dead organic matter to expose the bare soil. And don’t forget about the weeds! To make sure they don’t grow with your garden, dig the weeds up from the roots to prevent them from growing back.
#3: Prepare the soil
Once we have our garden beds cleaned out, we want to keep an eye on the weather. We all know how unpredictable Canadian weather is so the minute the frost lifts, we can start working on the soil. Start loosening the soil by tilling and mixing in any mulch or leaf litter that is well composted (if the leaves are fresh, it’s best to remove it).
Next is to add compost and amendments to help increase the soil’s pH and nutrients level. Adding our organic bio-fertilizer to this mixture would pack your soil with all the nutrients needed to grow a healthy organic garden! Rake it all together and water it lightly to help settle the soil mixture and release any air pockets.
Now you are ready to start planting! Whether it be flowers, vegetables, or fruits, they will thank you for creating a healthy garden bed to grow and thrive in.
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Freda is a Toronto-based social media and digital marketer. New to the plant world, she is looking forward to learning all the tips and tricks on how to keep her plant babies thriving! If she's not walking her maltipoo Leo, you can find her practising yoga or enjoying live music.