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Spring garden essentials: top 4 preparations for a blooming garden in 2022 season.

It still feels wintry, but if you still want to have a sprouting and well-tended garden this year, you should already reach for the rake now. We’ve compiled for you what spring garden chores should be done to still reap fruit and joy this year. Our top 4 topics of the most important gardening tasks in spring are raised beds, herb spirals, scarifying the lawn as well as repotting potted plants.

The most important gardening tasks in spring: Raised beds – Why and how to create raised beds

Raised beds have many benefits and are definitely one of the top 4 important spring gardening tasks. Whether in urban planting, or in mountainous regions, for smaller areas, if the gardener’s back is hurting, and/or as extra protection from weeds and slug infestations, raised beds are extremely practical. Before installing the raised bed in your garden, you should also consider the location from a practical standpoint. There should be a watering option nearby, the sun should shine on it for about 2/3 of the day, and it should also be easily accessible.

garden in spring create raised beds

Another important consideration is the substrate on which the raised bed will be built. You may want to use a rodent or insect screen in the bottom layer, unless you are using a stone slab (balcony) or pebble layer, which serves as a natural defense against pests. It is ideal to prepare the raised bed already in the fall, however, you can also create it in the spring, before the growing season.

The most important gardening tasks in the spring: planting herb spiral

Gardening in the spring delicious herbs snails

If you are planning an herb garden this year, you may be interested in the concept of the herb spiral. The high-yielding herb spiral accommodates many herbs with different soil and watering requirements, even in a limited space, while maintaining an aesthetic look. Since herbs should not be over-watered, the downward rotating design is best for draining excess water. By planting at different heights, all herbs receive an equal amount of sunlight. Stones store heat during the day, which is released back to the plants at night.

You can also build a herb snail yourself with a little manual skill, or even purchase an appropriate kit. You should choose a sunny location. When filling it, you should fill a layer of gravel, starting from the bottom, which will provide good drainage. On top of it, put a mixture of soil and sand, the sand content of which will be higher as you get to the top. For the upper part is intended for herbs that like it drier. Once the spiral is filled with soil, you can start planting the delicious herbs – preferably in early spring.

The most important gardening tasks in spring: scarify and lime the lawn.

gardening in spring dethatching lawn

When it comes to lawn care, the first thing you should always do is get out the rake and start cleaning the lawn of leaves, branches and other coarser winter debris. The term “dethatching” comes from vertical (upright) and cut. Accordingly, a scarifier is a garden tool that cuts the lawn vertically. This has the purpose of aerating the soil and ridding the lawn of moss and lawn thatch to ensure a better supply of light, water and nutrients. The procedure should be carried out at least once a year, in spring between the beginning of April and the end of May. However, it is also advisable to scarify the lawn in the fall, between mid-September and mid-October.

Every two to three years, after scarifying, you should lime the lawn . This is done to optimize the pH of the soil for the lawn. But don’t use too much of a good thing, because overdosing could harm the lawn. After liming, wait about 4 weeks before fertilizing the lawn.

Don’t forget in the spring: Repot potted plants

Repot potted plants gardening in the spring

Every 3-4 gardening seasons, you should give your plants new soil. If the plants are allowed to grow larger, increase the diameter and depth of the new containers by 10 to 15 inches. If you don’t want the plants to grow taller, change the soil anyway and keep the container size the same. The best time to repot container plants is before the growing season begins. Depending on the plant’s need for warmth and taking into account the weather, this would be between early April and mid-May.

Gardening in the spring enjoy summer

Proceed by repotting the plants in their winter location and then placing them outside in their new summer residence, on the balcony or in the garden. If you suspect that the nights will still be a bit frosty, you can protect the plant with a light fleece . For large flower pots, you should provide a layer of pebbles so that the water can drain away well if necessary. For smaller flower pots this is not necessary.