Any time of the year is perfect to take care of your garden, but during the month of May, in the middle of spring, it is perhaps the moment in which we all want to enjoy a garden full of colors and life in which to sit down to have breakfast or to drink something while we enjoyed the good weather. Therefore, we have thought it is time to share with you some tips to get the most out of your garden!
1. Clean and take care of the soil of your garden
Before planting anything new, get rid of dried leaves, withered flowers and weeds. Then, once released, remove the top layer of the earth with a rake to oxygenate the earth, this way you can absorb nutrients better and the plants will grow stronger and more beautiful. If you have turf, it is the time until October, in which you must cut it and pay it at least once a week so that it stays green and grows just enough to be able to enjoy it to the maximum.
2. “Wash your face” to your garden
In addition to the soil, you must take care of the plants that you already have planted and remove all the leaves, petals and flowers that, although they have not yet detached naturally, do not look like they should, in this way you will not have to clean the soil of your garden so often and it will seem healthier and more caring. Use the rake to also remove the surrounding earth to oxygenate it.
3. It’s time to prune
Spring is the best season to get rid of all those branches, trunks of trees and shrubs that do not look as they should or we want to give a certain shape. In addition, a good pruning at this time of year, before the heat arrives, favors the growth of your plants during the next months.
4. Add nutrients to the soil
Once the earth is clean and prepared, it is convenient to add fertilizers during the spring to favor the healthy and strong growth of the roots, leaves and flowers. In this way the plants will absorb the minerals and nutrients they need to recover from the cold winter and show off some vibrant and vibrant colors!
5. Water, water, water
Remember that, in spring and summer, the hottest days, you should avoid watering during the central hours of the day, since the high temperatures will cause the water to evaporate without reaching the roots. That is why it is better to do it at dawn with the first rays of the day or at sunset, when the sun has already fallen.
6. In the spring, to plant flowers or vegetables? Both of them!
The spring months are perfect for planting both flowers and vegetables, you do not have to choose! In addition, many of the vegetables have a very nice plant that will be perfect with the rest of your garden, with the addition of being able to consume rich and 100% organic vegetables. Here are some examples of plants you can plant at this time of year:
Plants for your garden that bloom in spring: Primulas, pansies, carnations, gerberas, daisies, hyacinths, azaleas, begonias, daffodils, tulips, lilies …
And if you have an orchard, you can plant now in spring / summer: Swiss chard, celery, zucchini, pumpkins, cabbages, spinach, beans, lettuce, melons, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, beets, tomatoes, carrots …
7. Beware of unwanted guests
Finally, you should keep in mind and be proactive with the aphids, mites, worms and slugs that can attack the plants are still growing.
With these recommendations you will surely get to give your garden that life you need and that only in spring you can do it safely. What are you waiting for? Do you know any other advice to improve the life of your garden? Share it!