Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garden

Posted by Dwane Crews on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 10:20am.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garden

Springtime means gardens are in full bloom right now in Tennessee. Gardens aren't just beautiful additions to your yard, they also add curb appeal to your home — if they're well maintained. We know it’s easy to get behind on garden maintenance but now is the perfect time to “spring clean” them. 

Here are some spring cleaning tips that will help to get your garden back in tip-top shape!

Break Up the Cleaning

If you have several beds in your yard, don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to tackle it all in one day. Break it up into different activities and spread them out. Doing too much is an easy way to get exhausted and overlook something or make a mistake. 

Tidy Up

Start by tidying your garden. Remove any dead annual plants that won’t be returning. Once you’ve done that, you can get started on pruning and trimming your perennial plants and flowers. Take care of your evergreens now, too. These usually just require fertilizer and some light care. If you have ornamental grass adorning your garden or property, now is the time to cut that back as well.

Give Your Roses Some TLC

Spring is a really important time to care for roses if you’re lucky enough to have them. This time is critical for them and they really need a good spring feeding. The Spruce has a detailed list of ways to care for your roses in the spring.

Weed

Now is also the time to get ahead of weeds. The Spruce suggests that proactive weeding can provide lasting results. Find out more about that here but, be warned, they say that composting these weeds you find is not a good idea. “They’ll come back to haunt you.”

Happy spring gardening! Remember, if you don’t have the type of lawn you want, we can help you find a house or property that fits your dream garden!

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