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Winter is a great time to
prep your botaniko weston garden in preparation for spring
planting.

Clean up the garden

Throughout the fall and winter, your garden could have accumulated rubbish that you could not clean because of the harsh weather. Now is the time to clear up this debris and have a clean bed that you can plant your flowers on. The typical debris that accumulates can be caused by surface runoff that transports it from one area and onto your garden, this includes broken branches and leaves. It is important to have a clean bed before doing any planting so the sooner this debris is cleared the better the environment in which your plants will grow

Make sure your garden tools are ready for use

It is very easy for garden tools to fall into a state of disrepair when they’ve been sitting around all winter and have not been used. This is the time to inspect these tools and make sure that they are ready for your gardening jobs. Ensure all moving parts are well duplicated and the tools are clean. In preparation for working on your botaniko weston garden, ensure that the wooden handles of your tools are well cared for by applying mineral spirits on them, which will prevent the wood from splintering

Eliminate the weeds in your garden

You should eliminate the weeds in your garden before they bloom fully and produce seeds that would germinate and leave you with a very big weed problem. It is easier to remove them while the ground is soft and easy to work on. When the summer approaches the ground becomes harder and it becomes difficult to work on the ground and you also want to remove them before they take root or seed

Work the soil

The success of your plants is highly dependent on how you prepare the bed where you’re going to plant them. For crops to take root properly the soil needs to be aerated and this is achieved by turning the soil over with a big fork and raking it out. Adding well decomposed compost to your botaniko weston garden will provide much-needed nutrients to your plants. These additional nutrients can be bought at your local nursery. The compost should be added well in advance of you planting so that if the case and does not turn the pH of the soil acidic which if it does will burn the roots of your new plans

Plan on the appropriate seeds to buy

You need to plant crops that are ideal for your region and the season because some flowers and vegetables don’t do well during particular times of the year. Purchasing these seeds from a local nursery is the recommended step to take because they will only stock seeds that do well in that particular region. Combining perennials with annuals is a good way to ensure that your garden is always in full Bloom. So while some of the crops go out of the season you’ll always have some flowers and vegetables that are in full bloom

Inspect trees and shrubs for any winter damage

Now is a good time to prune any dead or broken branches that might have suffered from storm damage. You should also snip of the tips of any evergreens that have suffered yellowing and are dying from the winter cold. Deadheading is the process of cutting of the drooping or dying flowers from the rest of the green and healthy stem. After your plant your crops and they sprout then it is advisable to place mulch on the ground around the plants to prevent weeds from sprouting and also the mulch will reduce your water consumption and the chores off consistent watering. This mulch will also decay during the spring and act as a natural compost

Separate and organize your crops

Before the spring is a good time to divide perennial flowers that are growing beyond where you’d like them on your garden. It is important to divide them and then replant the divided clamps and what are them well in their new home so that they can take root

Remove any winter protection that was in place

Any devices that have been placed to prevent the threat of frost should be removed and stepped away this could include burlap and other protective material that would have been placed around the landscape plants. Additionally, if there was staking that had been placed around new trees to help in their growth they should be removed if they been in place for more than a year.

Edge your beds

End of winter is a good time to cur sharp edges along your botaniko weston garden. This task can be carried out with a power edger so that you have sharp crisps edges along your garden beds. Having sharp will give your landscape a neat look.

Remember to maintain your garden

After having done all this preparation it is important to maintain this upkeep during the whole season. It is important to be on the lookout for weeds and to get rid of them as soon as they pop up. Also, keep an eye out for the health of the plants if they should show some nutritional deficiencies such as purpling or yellowing then make sure that you contact your local nursery for a viable solution.

So those are some of our tips on how to maintain your garden and prepare it in preparation for the spring season.