We are so excited that the forecast is calling for warmer weather and sunshine this weekend, especially with the unpredictable weather we’ve had so far this April. Spring is the time when we enjoy seeing all the stunning gardens and landscaping throughout our apartment living, senior living, and new home communities. It’s the perfect time to break out the gardening hats, gloves and shovels to create a thriving spring oasis!
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned gardener, these tips will help you get started:
- Goodbye Weeds: Weed removal can be a pesky and tedious process, but it’s important if you want a thriving garden throughout the season. If you start early and do a little at a time, then you will see positive results without becoming overwhelmed.
- Add Moisture: This is a great time to add moisture to the soil since it often becomes dried out over the colder months. Adding fertilizer or topsoil increases the health of the soil which can help plants to live longer.
- Prune Old Plants: If you have annual plants in your garden, then you may need to trim them back so they can grow successfully in the spring. Removing dead or damaged branches or scaling back large shrubs will result in a better-looking garden!
- Plant New Seeds: According to Lost Creek Landscapes, some of the easier plants to maintain in the southeast are daylilies, red salvia, sedums and hostas. Plant in early spring and watch them bloom throughout the next couple months. These plants don’t need much maintenance, so they are a perfect addition to your garden.
If you don’t have a yard, that’s okay too! Check out some of our favorite tips on how to revitalize your indoor or patio plants this spring:
- Cooking Water: Did you know that you can water plants with leftover cooking water? The next time you cook vegetables, use the excess liquid to water your potted plants. You’ll be amazed at how the plants respond!
- Try Misting or Ice Cubes: Most indoor plants prefer an occasional misting of water. Use a spray bottle to mist your plants every other day or as needed. In addition, place a couple of ice cubes on the soil and leave them to melt.
- Position of Plants: If you have a plant that loves sunlight, place it on a windowsill or near a window that is facing north or north-east. Plants will receive the most sunlight when facing north says Urban Gardeners Republic.
With the warmer weather here to stay, now is the time to transform and enjoy your garden! We believe it’s how you live that matters, and we love seeing our residents and homeowners creating new memories in their spaces. What are some of your favorite gardening tips and tricks? We’d love to hear about your garden on our Facebook page. For more springtime tips, check out our blog. Happy Spring!