Creating your perfect outdoor space to enjoy this summer, doesn’t have to mean devoting a ton of time maintaining your garden. Preparing your gardens in the spring by checking off a few quick tasks, with the help of quality products, will help reduce summer maintenance, giving you more time to enjoy your yard this year. We know your time is valuable, so here’s a quick checklist to start you off on the right foot for a successful, low maintenance, growing season:
Plants prefer a tidy home to thrive in, so removing all debris until your garden is bare will ensure you catch any weeds that may have survived the winter. Getting this done before planting season will save you from pulling those weeds when they pop up bigger, and tougher later in the summer.
- Clean and sharpen your tools
Before the growing season begins is the best time to give your garden tools a little TLC. Clean tools help prevent against the spread of plant disease and extend their life-span. Taking time to care for your tools now, could save you from the hassle of dealing with diseased plants later.
- Prepare your soil
Turning or tilling soil will help rejuvenate compacted areas before you plant. You can also take this opportunity to observe your soil levels, as heights in raised beds will reduce over time. If your raised beds need to be re-filled or topped off with more soil, our Blue Cube Garden Soil bag will save you from hauling multiple small bags of soil to your garden, reducing heavy lifting and saving you time!
- Add compost
Manderley offers either premium marine and vegetal based compost mixes depending on your growing region to help improve soil’s ability to nourish your plant, improving tilth and promoting microbial activity. Let our compost do the work of adding richness to your growing areas so you can sit back watch your plants thrive!
- Adding mulch
Adding mulch to your garden doesn’t just benefit your outdoor aesthetics, it can help retain soil moisture and prevent weed growth. Add mulch this spring to help minimize maintenance time for watering and pulling weeds, saving you time, money, and water!
Giving your gardens a bit of attention early in the spring will help ensure you can spend more time enjoying your outdoor oasis, rather than maintaining it this summer.