DIY: Spring Gardening Tips

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get rid of the winter debris and dead soil from your garden. The perfect way to begin a spring morning is by sitting back and watching your beautiful garden shine with an array of colours and an explosion of fresh fragrance.

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Creating the perfect spring garden requires a lot of patience, attention to detail and love. Whether you are starting your first garden or lifting the spirits of your existing garden, getting the basics done will ensure success.

Here are some Spring gardening tips and hints to create a perfect garden:

  • Getting your garden ready

You will have to begin with the basics. Spring clean your garden by removing any leaves, branches, dead plants and other materials from the soil. Once all that is cleared, you would need to start weeding. You could use garden tools such as rototiller or garden weasel to help you turn the soil over and remove the weeds. If you want to use chemicals to kill the weeds and insects, now is the time to do so before you plant anything.

Once the chemicals are dry, you can add in manure and compost to enrich the soil.

  • Deciding what to plant

Plants, flowers, trees and lawn are native to the area you live in as they are already adapted to the environment. It’s important that you choose plants that are native to your area as selecting plants that are not native will alter the chemistry of the soil, making it difficult to grow other plants.

There are a lot of spring blooming plants and flowers you can choose from that flower at this time of the year. Spring is a very invigorating time in the garden, but the weather is still very unpredictable.

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If you are in the colder areas of South Africa, you can plant Roses that are pruned from the beginning of September. Spring gardens would never be complete without charming pansies or violas. You could use them as the colourful boarders to your garden.

Ornamental kale, lobelia, nemesia, pansy and primula are very valuable for the spring climate in South Africa. They add a burst of colour to your garden. There are also many different shrubs that are perfect for blooming in spring. Visit your nearest garden nursery to find out about more plants that are native to your area.

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Hints and Tips

Using chemicals and pesticides can be dangerous for the environment and animals.

  • Pro Tip 1: You could use natural alternatives to get rid of weeds, which is a combination of white vinegar and water. Spray this over the soil before anything is planted.
  • Pro Tip 2: Try putting copper rings around plants and spread coffee beans around them to ensure pests and snails stays out of your garden.
  • Pro Tip 3: Use coffee grounds and composted tea leaves as a natural fertilizer. This has great benefits for the growth of your plants as well as the soil.

Creating a beautiful garden gives you an outdoor place to enjoy and relax with your family and friends in the Summer. If you have no time to create your beautiful garden, you can find landscaping and garden services on Junk Mail.

Neshika Thakurdin

I’m Neshika Thakurdin, I’m 24 and I’m an experienced Search engine Optimization (SEO) Engineer at Junk Mail classifieds with a national diploma in Marketing.

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