Spring is a time of rebirth. After a long and dreary winter that came all too late this year, it’s about time that we had a chance to start rebuilding again. Breathe in the fresh air and bring that garden back to life. And yes, that requires a bit of effort, but who cares! This is an opportunity to finally get outside again, and you’ll feel more accomplished because of it. So go dig out the tools from the shed. Whatever’s missing you can pick from the local department store. Let’s get this show on the road. Here’s where to start. And once the garden is nearly complete, the Campanella Fence has just the thing to finish the job.
Cleaning prep: Before any building can begin, you first have to get organized. That means cleaning out the bulk that consumed your garden over this past winter. Grab the shovel and remove any leftover snow that’s got no business being there with this type of weather. Pick up the rake and sweep away all the leaves. Dig up all the weeds that endured the cold, and that means the roots as well. If you just pull up the above ground parts those roots are going to grow right back just as soon as you remove them. And if you’re up for the task, take a few minutes to sharpen your tools. This will save you some stress later on.
Replace the soil: Nothing is going to grow in whatever has remained after the winter. That soil is as a dry as can be and you’d be wasting your time trying to plant anything without replacing it. This requires a bit of manual labor, digging up the old and revitalizing the land with the new. But hey, it beats the gym. Just make sure you’re easy on your back. Any heavy lifting should always be performed with your legs. The material you add should be sufficiently mixed in with some sort of organic material. We recommend compost because it’s a bit less smelly than manure. There’s also the possibility that you’ll need to add some fertilizer to keep the soil and the plants healthy.
Lay the mulch: With a brand new bed of revitalized soil, you may be thinking to yourself that another layer on top of the soil seems hardly worth the trouble. Well, that depends no how long you want your plants to last. Spring time may be short lived in these times, but your plants won’t even make it through the season if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Mulch will prevent weeds from taking over. It also keeps away diseases that could threaten the health of your plants. Not to mention that it’ll help keep everything moist, as it soaks up water more effectively, allowing your plants to reap full benefits each time you water them. Make sure you lay at least two or three inches across the whole garden and don’t be stingy. But, one important factor to keep in mind is that you must keep the mulch a few inches away from the plants. You can do that once you lay the plants down.
Lay the plants: Finally, once all that preparatory tediousness is over with and behind you, it’s time to lay the plants and make that garden glow. In case you’re stumped on plant selection, you can refer to this list for some suggestions.
The better you prepare, the more beautiful that garden will become, and the longer its beauty will last. Your hard work doesn’t have to be short lived, and if you follow the above steps, it won’t be. And now that you’ve got the perfect, indestructible garden, what better way to tie it all together than with the perfect garden fence. To speak to an expert at a Campanella Fence, call us today for a free at-home consultation: 845-628-2200.