Starting A Spring Garden

If anyone is starting their first spring garden, you are on the way to becoming a regular gardener. We will need to start off properly so that we can have a nice experience with gardening and not hit too many frustrations too soon which will put off to the complete subject.

The first huge mistake that most people make when starting their first spring garden is making it too big. You need to start out with something small. The reason is due to the fact you need to get comfortable with your garden. It will be much easier to manage when it’s a small project. If it’s too large, it becomes overwhelming and might not be fun to do anymore.

Are you a garden lover? If yes, then go to your gardening tools and get moving! Spring is fast drawing near and it is time to be in that gardening mode you like. Surely enough, your to-do listing and to buy listing are prepared. Plants naturally want feeding, pruning and weeding even on a cloudy day.
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When it is spring, everybody starts to weed their gardens and flower beds. Composting is executed to reduce expenses. At this period of the year, gardening tools are taken out to be sharpened, cleaned and lubricated. Testing your soil’s pH is also really useful to determine the kind of vegetation to put in it. Next thing on your to-do list is pruning flower shrubs before they start on flowering once again. Planting perennials are as well as re-potting.


What about the plants appropriate for your spring garden? Tired of getting the same summer season flowers year after year? How about trying new ones? A perennial plant is considered as one of the most important selections. Most perennials turn ugly as temperature drops but some of them remain evergreen. Some perennials require pruning early in the season. Among this plants are Asters, Balloon Flower, Artemisia and Butterfly Bush. You may also enjoy the sight of cultivated plants consisting of Witch Hazel that shows a wonderful red color apart from the original yellow color regularly seen early in the spring. There are several flowering plants that bloom early spring or late in the winter season. A snowdrop, for instance, blooms through the snow along with Winter Aconite with its faded yellow blooms.
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As you may have already known, spring brings in rain, mud as well as more flowers. Scilla with their small bulbs produces exceptional blue and crimson blooms in contrast with the faded blue and starry blossoms of Anemones. Today, gardeners choose new forms of Pussy Willows instead of those standard ones will actually find in his/ her grandmothers spring garden. Aside from these early spring plants, there are those who blossom in the middle of the season.

Tulips, for one, start their long blooming period during mid-
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summer season. Muscari is often planted along with tulips and daffodils. Also, consider planting Dogwood trees for they are breathtaking to be seen in your garden. Hyacinths do not only bring the best color to the spring garden but additionally, they offer great scents as well. Try to choose from wide varieties of primroses available in garden centers and nurseries.

Last to your desire list are the late bloomers. One of the beautiful late spring bloomers is the Magnolia Tree. Lilacs then fill the lawn with their scent and color late in the season. When looking for old style favorites, try having Spiraea. With these numerous lists of flowering plants to choose from, your spring garden may be a blast. Just see to it that they all complement each other.




-My Yard Garden

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