Here are 5 steps to get your ready to bloom this summer:
Soil is the most important part of any garden. Flowers require rich and fertile soil. Take stock of the soil in your yard to see what you will need. Colorado is known for its clay soil which isn’t good for growing much of anything. You can start working fertile soil in now but know you will need to till the soil again before planting.
Ordering your seeds before peak season means you’ll have a better pick of what you want. Also, if the nursery near you doesn’t have what you want this will give you more time to hunt it down. This also ensures you’re prepared when planting season comes.
Strong edging not only defines your planting area but helps to keep the good soil where it belongs and keep the weeds out. It may feel premature but edging your planting area before your lawn starts growing means you won’t have to do extra digging or raking later.
Along with fertile soil your plants need nutrients. Get your fertilizer ready for when you first put plants in the ground. You may want to consult your local nursery to learn which fertilizer is best for your soil and area.
Make a Plan
For best results you want to make a garden plan. Analyze the sun’s patterns and pick which plants go where accordingly. Your seed packets or the tags on plants will tell you how much sun and water they need. You want to group plants with similar needs together.
Have fun getting ready to grow a beautiful garden this summer!