Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! NMC and I spent ALOT of time outside enjoying this beautiful (almost?) Spring weather. And, not to mention, I was so glad to be able to breakout my shorts and sandals!
Since the weather is so pleasant this time of year, it's the perfect time to get out in the garden and start planting all kinds of flowers, trees and shrubs. So, here are some tips from us gals at Third Day Seed to get you started!
1. Plan out your garden or flowerbeds. Make a drawing of the areas you wish to plant and start thinking about where to put what. To make the planning process more enjoiable, Better Homes & Gardens offers a free, online garden planning tool called Plan-a-Garden. It offers all kinds of options as far as plant types, and even lets you add garden sheds and ponds!
2. Make sure your flowerbeds or garden space are ready to plant. Remove grass and weeds, loosen the soil and add organic matter to the flower bed. If you plan on using a flower bed liner, now is the time to lay it out.
3. Make sure to choose plants that will withstand cooler weather, until the chance of frost is gone. Flowers like pansies, tulips, forget-me-nots, primroses and columbines are perfect for this time of year. Rhododendron and Forsythia are great shrubs to plant this time of year also.
4. Prune and clean flowerbeds regularly. Do a weekly check for weeds, grass or pests in your garden. If any problems do arise, take care of them quickly. Also, make sure to prune back your flowers on a regular basis. Doing so will allow your flowers to grow larger and fuller with each pruning.
I hope these tips and tricks will help some of you get your garden growing! Have you started working in your garden yet this year? What have you planted so far?
P.S. All these tips can be used for small planters all the way up you your entire yard! Even if you don't have a "yard" space, I encourage you to plant a planter or a small container garden. Just because you don't have a huge yard doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy the beauty of Spring flowers!