Four tips to get your garden in tip-top shape before summer!
Spring is a wonderful time of year for gardeners in Virginia as the weather begins to warm up and the first signs of new growth appear. However, before you can fully enjoy your garden during the summer, taking care of some essential spring garden cleanup tasks is important.
Get a little garden cleanup help from your friends at Epling Landscaping. Located in Loudoun County, we help homeowners in Purcellville, Middleburg, Leesburg, and Ashburn transform their outdoor spaces. Don’t wait until the summer heat arrives, and get started today!
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Spring garden cleanup tips to prepare your garden for summer
Get your garden prepped and ready for summer with these four cleanup tips.
Remove dead leaves and debris
One of the first things you should do when cleaning up your garden in the spring is remove any dead leaves, branches, or other debris. Not only does this make your garden look neater, but it also helps prevent disease and pests. Be sure to clear out any fallen leaves from around the base of trees and shrubs and any areas where debris may have accumulated, such as garden beds, patios, and pathways. Consider using a leaf blower or rake to make the job easier.
Prune dead or damaged branches
Winter weather can take a toll on trees, so it’s important to inspect them carefully in the spring to see if any branches are dead or damaged. Pruning these branches will help to promote new growth and prevent disease. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to cut off any dead or damaged branches, making sure to cut just above the branch collar. Avoid pruning any branches that are still alive, as this can harm the plant.
Weed garden beds and borders
Weeds can quickly take over a garden if left unchecked, so it’s important to weed garden beds and borders in the spring before the plants grow too much. Pull weeds out by the roots, careful not to disturb nearby plants. Consider using a hoe or cultivator to loosen the soil and make it easier to remove weeds. You can also use a mulch or weed barrier to help prevent weeds from growing in the first place.
Add compost or fertilizer
Add compost or fertilizer to your garden beds, as this will help to nourish the plants and promote healthy growth. You can use compost that you’ve made yourself or purchase a bag of compost or fertilizer from your local garden center. Spread a layer of compost or fertilizer over your garden beds, taking care not to bury or cover any plants too deeply. Water the compost or fertilizer thoroughly to help it soak into the soil.
Get a little help from your friends at Epling
By following these spring garden cleanup tips, you’ll be able to get your Virginia garden ready for summer in no time. Not only will your garden look neater and more attractive, but your plants will also be healthier and more productive. So roll up your sleeves and get to work, or reach out to the team at Epling Landscaping.
Give us a call at 540-554-8228 or reach out online.
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