From the beginning of March, the outside temperatures gradually rise and the sun appears more and more often. Nature is now awakening from its hibernation and cheerfully welcomes the new season with bright colors and beautiful blossoms. So that you can also enjoy this beautiful splendor in your garden, you have to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Your outdoor area needs to be ready for spring, which means you need to prepare it for the warmer season. If you have a kitchen and/or ornamental garden, then you probably know that there is quite a lot of gardening to do in the spring. As always, we want to help and have listed the most important work in the garden for you. Find out what’s on the spring to-do list below. With this you can definitely plan your work in the fresh air better and of course save a lot of time. Follow our handy spring gardening tips and you’ll be great at any outdoor activity!
Spring gardening has to be fun too!
Gardening in spring: how do you prepare your garden for spring?
We will show you the individual steps of the necessary gardening in spring. These are a must if you want to look forward to a sea of flowers outside in late spring, summer and autumn. In addition, it is always useful if you prefer and sow your vegetables now. Then in a few months you will have fresh spinach, carrots, broccoli and potatoes. Not to mention the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and aubergines. If you take care of your fruit trees now, you will have a good harvest in August and September. And plenty of fresh fruit for months, sure to last through next winter. So that all this doesn’t just remain a nice dream, you have to act now and devote every free hour to gardening in spring.
The first task on your spring gardening to-do list is to loosen the soil!
After you have loosened the soil, you can plant the seedlings you have brought up yourself.
Where do you start? Prepare the garden first!
So that you can work in your own garden in peace over the next few months, you have to prepare it for the warmer season. It’s best to start with the ground! Just wait for the ground to dry and get your garden tools out! After the last frost, you can first clear the soil of leaves and mulch. These had the task of protecting the earth from the low temperatures in winter. After the sub-zero temperatures are over, you no longer need floor protection.
In the flower bed you need to work carefully.
In addition, you have to dig up the soil in the spring or at least loosen the soil in the beds. If the weather still allows it in early March, you don’t have to postpone this activity until later. The reason for this is simple: the soil needs time to rest after digging or loosening. This is also important for the billions of microorganisms that live in the soil. Also think about a suitable lime supply so that you improve the pH value of your garden soil. Another tip: when preparing the soil, be careful of the roots of the ground cover so you don’t injure them.
Now daffodils and tulips come from the flower pot into the flower bed.
Plant the first types of vegetables
Early March is also the best time to start sowing. Depending on what you want to have in the kitchen garden, you can now plant different types of vegetables. Use seedlings that you have grown yourself or bought at the market. From lettuce to radishes and kohlrabi to asparagus, leeks and cabbage, you can now plant them and look forward to fresh vegetables later. Fertilize the vegetable garden and water whenever it gets warmer and the garden will thank you for the trouble.
Spring gardening includes planting green and flowering shrubs.
Plant new fruit trees and berry bushes
If you want to plant new fruit trees, that is also due in the spring. For example, new apple or cherry trees, blackberries, gooseberries and other shrubs need to be planted in the first weeks of spring. The moisture in the soil helps them, as well as the seedlings, to thrive better.
When it comes to garden flowers, you’re bound to be spoiled for choice…
Not only daffodils and tulips, but also colorful primroses and co. bring a cheerful flair to every garden.
Gardening in spring: pay close attention to the garden flowers
Your ornamental garden wouldn’t be one if you didn’t take good care of it. In good weather, take care of the first spring flowers. These are mainly bulb flowers such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, which delight us every year with their magnificent blossoms, a delicate fragrance and wonderful colours. They flower in late March and early April and then need a replenishment of nutrients. After flowering, the bulbs can be separated and then replanted. This promises you more flowers and more blooms next spring. Now is also the right time to repot your potted and tub plants. Some flowers can also be planted directly in the ground when the weather is nice and warm outside.
Raised beds are a practical option for planting garden flowers.
In spring it is also necessary to plant perennials and annual summer and autumn flowers. Do this at the end of March if you want a real sea of flowers in the garden for the next two seasons. Marigolds, Gypsophila, Jungfer im Grünen and other annual garden flowers can be planted in April. Don’t forget the daisies, the gentle pansies and the pretty lilies too! They enchant everyone with their beautiful flowers and are a real treat for the eyes and soul!
Let your outdoor area be completely immersed in green!
And look forward to the colors and blossoms of your garden flowers!
Pruning trees, shrubs and hedges should also be on your spring to-do list
Many garden plants and trees require pruning in spring. For example, early flowering shrubs such as forsythia and cornus can be severely cut back immediately after flowering. Take the pruning shears and give the surrounding plants more light and space by cutting back. Take care of the roses too, because they need pruning in the spring. Also the shrubs like lavender and rosemary. For this spring gardening, you will be rewarded with new blooms in the summer.
Do you know how to properly prune the roses in spring?
Your roses will thrive much better after pruning!
You only have to cut back the fruit trees after the last frost and don’t do it generously. Watch out for young shoots and buds when pruning. You must not cut them, otherwise nothing can grow back this year. And of course that would be a shame! Trees, shrubs and hedges need pruning to give them a better shape. Remove old branches right at the base and leave more space for the new shoots!
With a trim you give the shrubs the desired shape!
We hope our practical tips for clever gardening in spring could be of great help to you. Thanks to this, you can look forward to a beautiful ornamental garden over the next few months and collect fresh fruit and vegetables in your kitchen garden. The Freshideen editorial team wishes you lots of fun with any outdoor activity!
Gardening in every season is great fun for young and old!
All garden lovers have a lot of work to do in spring!
The more colorful the flower bed, the more beautiful it is!