When spring comes, we immediately want to get back to gardening! Indeed, in summer the garden slowly wakes up to offer new flowers, seedlings by the thousands, and bountiful crops. Just like spring, which takes all of its time to warm the atmosphere and thus the earth, you will also have to avoid rushing to risk seeing your hard work diminish to nothing. Here are 12 things not to do too early when spring comes.
1) Sowing too early
With the onset of spring, we tend to go really fast by sowing too early. However, frost can remain on the surface until mid-May and this can be fatal to your plants. Indeed, in full growth, they will not withstand the cold.
2) Prune too early
Even if you can’t wait to clean up your garden and prune out all the unsightly branches that didn’t survive the winter, it’s best to be patient. In fact, before pruning, allow time for the new shoots to settle in until you see your future crops and flowers appear.
We always want more flowers and plants, especially during spring! And reproduction with the mind is a good way to achieve this. However, it is advisable to wait for the weather to warm up, especially to predict where the plant will take in the garden compared to its counterparts.
4) remove winter protection
Despite the short periods of heat, it is important not to remove winter protection too early. On the contrary, it should not be left for a long time either, as it can create excessive heat and will deplete the plants.
5) Plant deciduous trees
The beautiful season makes it possible to accommodate most plants. However, some types of shrubs, especially deciduous, are best planted in the fall, as they need rooting before they get their leaves.
6) Forgetting to take care of your tools
Even if you protect your tools during the winter, a stroke of cleaning won’t harm them. Disinfect them to avoid spreading garden diseases.
7) Over-fertilizing the soil
Plants store fertilizer naturally, and they’ve been doing so since last fall. Fertilizer should be eaten in moderation so that the foliage does not burn. Fertilize your soil preferably after flowering.
8) Water in the evening
It is important to water the planted plants regularly, especially in early spring. To do this, water instead in the morning, because the evenings are still quite cold.
9) Take care of flower beds when the soil is wet
Before caring for flower beds, wait until the soil is completely dry after winter damage and snow. Otherwise, you risk damaging the roots.
10) Run out of your farms before the Ice Saints
Watch out for the first rays of sun that make you want to plant your first plants! Between March and mid-May, frost is always on the way and can be fatal to your plants. Therefore it is not recommended to carry out your plantings before May 15th. To plant in place, it is better to wait for the passing of the Ice Saints.
11) Set fire to the grass
Before shoveling the lawn, it is better to wait for the soil to dry out. Indeed, with winter, the earth is flooded with water. However, scraping the lawn full of water has the effect of making the soil more compact and thus smothering it while keeping the weeds out.
12) Fold the papers
Some bulb flowers take up a lot of space in the garden because of their foliage. However, it is best to wait a little longer before cutting them if you want to see the bulbs bloom.