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April Showers Bring May Flowers: 10 Important To-Do’s for a Blooming Garden This Year

The warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time to start prepping your garden to create a perfect curb appeal for your home! Whether you are a new homeowner eager to start a garden, or you are looking for ideas, we have a list of ten important to-do’s to get your garden blooming beautifully this year.

  1. PLAN
    🌱First and foremost, you need to plan. This is where you decide where you are going to put your garden, how much space you want to devote to using, and what you want to grow. When thinking about what to grow, keep in mind the ☀️amount of sunlight and 🌱soil type. Both of these are important when picking plants.
  2. CLEAN UP
    🍃If you’re starting fresh, take the time to clear out any grass or debris that may be there. Grab your 🍂rake and get busy!
  3. PREPARE THE SOIL
    🌻 Give your garden some TLC by adding some compost or organic matter to your soil. 💪 Your plants will grow strong and robust. 🌿🌷
  4. PLANT AT THE RIGHT TIME:
    🌺🍅 Different plants have different times of the year to plant, it all depends on where you are located. 🌍 There is plenty of information on the internet that will inform you about the best times to plant the types of flowers or vegetables you want to grow. 🔍 Check out the Almanac for more information. 📖
  5. WATER REGULARLY
    💧 It’s important to create a regular routine to water your plants. 💚 They will love you for it and don’t be stingy about it either. 🚫💰 They will need more than just a little sprinkle of water, especially during dry spells. ☀️
  6. MULCH YOUR GARDEN
    🌿 The magic of mulching; it helps to keep the moisture in the soil. 💧🌧️ Here’s a great tip for you and it’s very eco-friendly.: ♻️ Recycle the organic mulch you already have like wood chips, leaves or grass clippings. 🌳 Talk about a win-win-win: eco-friendly, keeps your plants hydrated, and your soil healthy. 💪
  7. FERTILIZE
    🌱 Give your plants a boost by using a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer that contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. 🍅🌿 Important! Be sure to follow the package instructions for application. 📦👀
  8. WEED REGULARLY
    🌱 Weeds can be pesky little things that compete with your plants for water and nutrients. 🌾⚔️ So, it’s best to remove them as soon as they appear. 💪 In fact, when you are going out to water your plants, take along your gloves 🧤 and hand trowel. 🔍
  9. PRUNE AND DEADHEAD
    ✂️🍃 Regular pruning and deadheading are the secrets to keeping your plants healthy and promoting some new growth. They, too, need a haircut. 💇‍♀️🌿
  10. MONITOR FOR PESTS AND DISEASES
    🐜🍂 Keep an eye out for pests and diseases that can harm your plants. 👀 If you notice any problems, treat them immediately by making sure you are using chemicals that are eco-friendly and safe. 🌿💚

Remember, gardening is all about creating a space that you love and that reflects your personal style. There are no hard and fast rules you need to keep. So, get creative and have fun with it! And always keep in mind that April Showers Bring May Flowers. Happy planting!