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Helpful tips about what to do to get your garden ready

04.24.2023 03:03 PM By Kate Shahan

Spring is Here!

Spring is a season of new beginnings and is an ideal time to start gardening. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, the first step towards a successful spring garden is planning. One useful resource for spring garden planning is the article "Spring Garden Planning: The Basics" by Home for the Harvest. The article recommends starting with an assessment of the available space, soil quality, and sunlight exposure. Based on this assessment, you can select suitable plants for your garden. For instance, lettuce, carrots, peas, and radish are ideal for early spring, while tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, and potatoes are more suited to late spring.

Another important aspect of spring gardening is timing. You need to know when to plant your chosen crops and how to care for them. For example, potatoes are an ideal root vegetable for planting in a spring garden, and you should plant them in mid-March or three to four weeks before the last frost date. You also need to prepare the soil by removing weeds, adding compost, and ensuring adequate drainage. As the weather warms up, you can gradually increase watering and fertilization to promote healthy growth.

Finally, spring gardening can be a fulfilling and enjoyable activity that provides numerous benefits. Not only can it help you grow your own fresh and nutritious produce, but it can also boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being. Furthermore, gardening can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride when you see your plants grow and thrive.

How Can Yarlow Help?

When I planted some new landscaping plants (hydrangeas, roses, shrubs, etc), each plant came with different instructions on how to care for it. What was I supposed to do with all of those pieces of paper? I decided to take a picture of each plant with the instructions visible and add it to my Yarlow "Receipts." Then I set up an alert that told me which plants to water and when so I could prevent over watering some. Now, I get alerts when its time to water certain sections of the garden! Just so easy, and I can always go back and look at the picture of instructions I took if I have questions.

If you are thinking of selling your house, I recommend documenting the plants in Yarlow "Receipts" and putting notes in about how to care for your garden. Don't let your years of hard work cultivating your garden go to waste. Pass your valuable knowledge on to the next homeowner and let them bask in the delights of the garden you created.

In conclusion, spring gardening is an excellent way to kick-start your gardening journey and enjoy the benefits of fresh produce, stress relief, and connection with nature. By planning your garden, timing your planting, and caring for your plants, you can create a beautiful and bountiful garden in the springtime. Happy gardening!

Kate Shahan