Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Here at Pinecrest Gardens, we are already starting our preparations for the onset of warmer weather and an "awakening" of the plants. We are also preparing for the onset of mosquitoes, spider mites, snails, and everything which might eat our plants. Each year when we start this process, we get quizzical looks from those I tell about the preparations, and I say that we are planning the processes of fertilizing , pest control, weed control, and planting. We will implement the plans in a month or two.
|Stacks of old pots, perfect |
homes for snails and insects
Over the last 20 years or more, I learned to start thinking of what to do in a garden months before the time arrives to tackle the project. Thinking ahead of the project's needs will make gardening easier than waiting until the last moment and then rushing to a decision. Use the cooler winter months to research new plants and new ideas. There are so many new plants and new materials on the retail market that sticking to the same plants year after year is a disservice to the wide world of variety available to you.