7 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

7 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

The last few weeks in the Fraser Valley have been beautiful. With all the sunshine we can’t wait for the warmer weather and spring to arrive. As we prepare for the beautiful spring weather it’s the perfect time to start preparing your garden to take full advantage of the changing season.

Here is a list to help you get started in the planning and preparing for spring.

  1. Clear away any dead leaves, sticks, twigs and other debris that may be on your lawn. This will help your grass start to grow back and protect your yard from any unwanted diseases and bugs.
  2. Prune shrubs, hedges and small trees. It’s best to start pruning and trimming before any buds start to appear.
  3. Aerate your lawn to help get air and water into the root zone of your lawn so that they can be healthy and strong going into the spring and summer months.
  4. Clean and repair hummingbird feeders or birdhouses to avoid any bacteria build up. Some areas in the Fraser Valley have seen hummingbirds year round so don’t be surprised if they begin showing up once you put a fresh feeder out with food.
  5. If you don’t have a hummingbird feeder or bird box this may be a good time to put one up! Inviting hummingbirds and other spices can help pollinate your garden and protect it from insects over populating the area.
  6. Start repairing your garden beds. If you have raised beds or garden boxes repair any winter damage that took place and add any organic mix to help revitalize your beds.
  7. Start to plan what you want to plant for the upcoming spring and summer. This is always the fun and exciting part, look at what worked well last year, what is native to the area and what can compliment your yard that you have not tried before.

As you start to get your yard ready for spring and summer it can take a bit of work. Dragonlily offers one time and full time services to help you at every stage. Feel free to contact us to take of everything for you or to help you through a couple of areas.

Here’s to making this year’s yard the best yet!

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