How to Bring Your Garden Back to Life After a Long, Cold Winter

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After a long, cold winter, your yard may look like it has little hope of returning to its healthy and colorful spring state. The winter can take a toll on grass, flowers and trees, but with a little help they can come back to life and make your yard look beautiful once again. Early spring gardening is the key to bringing garden landscaping back to life after months of cold and snow. By starting early, you can ensure that your lawn, garden and trees will be back to normal sooner and that they will stay healthy all season. Here are some of the ways you can help your yard along come spring:

Lawn

The first thing you’ll want to do when the snow finally melts away is to clear your lawn of any debris that may be left over from the fall and winter. Grass that is covered in leaves and twigs has trouble breathing, and it can prevent it from growing properly. Your grass is also likely to have some bare patches after the winter. In order to fill in empty spaces, sprinkle grass seed on top and make sure to water it every day until the seeds begin to grow.

Garden

The first step to restoring your garden is to take out any early weeds that have started to grow. After that it is time to add some organic compost to flower and vegetable beds. When the soil is dry enough, layer compost on the surface of the beds, making sure not to stir up the soil. The nutrients from the compost will make their way down eventually. Next, you will need to stock up on one of the most important landscaping supplies: mulch. Mulch has a number of benefits, including keeping weeds out of the garden and keeping moisture in. Mulch should be added to old flower beds, but be sure to keep the mulch about an inch away from flowers and vegetables so as not to hurt the plants.

Trees and Shrubs

Pruning trees and shrubs keeps them healthy and encourages the growth of new branches and buds. It also improves circulation. With a pair of garden sheers, cut the dead branches off of tress and shrubs to promote new growth. It is also important to remove any stakes or wraps that you may have put around plants last season to give them extra support. This will encourage them to grow strong and sturdy, and it also keeps moisture from building up and promoting tree diseases underneath tree wraps.

It is important to start gardening early on in the spring to make sure your garden and lawn stay healthy throughout the spring and summer months. After a long and chilly winter, a little help goes a long way in your yard. Read more about this topic at this link.

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