Being a gardener not only demands you to take care of your plants but also the entire place. When the spring arrives after a cold winter season, a garden will always be ready to do some cleaning. The fallen branches, leaves, and debris will need a clean up to make space for your native plants to start growing back. Here are some quick tips for cleaning the garden for spring and summer.
Take out mulch and prune
First thing you should do is to take out any annual deal plants from the soil. The perennial plants need pruning as they will not look good during spring. Some of the perennials also die during winter and get decomposed to the ground. When you start with the new batch of plans, take off the previous waste that has zero chances of growing.
Prune woody perennials
Some woody plants in your garden will need annual trimming. Shrubs with woody stems need their branches trimmed every spring as the leaves only bloom on fresh branches, and the old ones simply occupy space. Cutting these woody branches will save the nutrients of the plant entirely for the new branches.
Trim evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials
Some of the plants will need tidying up even when they are evergreen. You may need to trim back these plants back in shape as they can unnecessarily occupy a lot of space. Spring is the best time to cut down the leaves and branches that are not needed.
Take care of roses
Roses are plants that need the right care to be able to grow. Spring rose majorly depends on the climate condition and the right pruning of leaves that trick the plants to start growing again. One can realize the rose plants going dormant when the legs begin to plump up.
Pick a time to prune
Before you start pruning off the trees and plants, learn about them and when is the time for them to bloom. If you are too late, you are pruning the flowers that were supposed to grow this season. The spring-blooming trees and shrubs can set their flower buds in the summer of last year before blooming.
Fertilize the evergreens
Refresh the evergreen plants with new fertilizers. They may not need much attention from you throughout the year, but spring is the time that you pay some extra attention to them. If the soil is healthy and well-fertilized, you will not need to pay attention to your evergreens for the rest of the year.
Start weeding and composting
It is the right time to take action against weed. Due to the damp soil, it will be much easier for you to take our weed seedlings. Do not compost the weeds as they can become trouble later in the year. Use what you clean up from the garden to create a fresh compost and dispose of any previous year material that can cause a problem to your plants.