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Now that spring is upon us, it’s time to start planning and preparing your spring garden. Using the right garden tools can help make your spring garden both beautiful and fruitful. Follow these 5 steps when preparing a spring garden.
1. Plan Your Garden
Decide on your garden location and the amount of space you will need to grow plants. The size and space of your garden will determine the number and type of plants that you can grow. Keep in mind that many plants grow up while others spread out. If you’re planting vegetables, remember that some types of vegetables will require many plants to prove fruitful (okra, green beans – for example). Start by sketching out your plans, then decide where different types of plants will go. You can then decide how many plants you will need for each area.
2. Sprout Seeds
Use seeds and starter kids to get started. It’s cheaper than buying dozens of small plants. In cold weather areas, use a seed kit or start your own by planting seeds in small amounts of soil-filled paper cups. Keep indoors until seeds begin to sprout, then slowly transition the sprouts outdoors as the weather becomes warmer. Remember, it takes weeks for the seeds to sprout and grow large enough to plant. Start the seeds at least six weeks before it’s time to plant. Follow the directions on the seed packet for planting guidance.
3. Prepare the Ground
If you’re using the same garden area as last season, clean out the area by removing weeds, debris, dead leaves, and unwanted growth. Once the ground is prepared, refresh the garden by replacing the soil and fertilizer. Add a border around your garden or enclose in a makeshift enclosure to keep out pets.
4. Plant Small Plants
Once your seedlings are larger, transfer them to small pots until large enough to plant in the ground. If the sprouted plants are too small, they will struggle to survive once planted in the ground.
5. Maintain Your Garden
Now that your garden is planted and growing, it will require constant care and maintenance. Set up a watering schedule for your garden preferably early in the morning or evening when the sun is not as blistering. I use a Gardenite 10 pattern metal triggerless thumb control nozzle for the best water control. The nozzle is a no-drip (a personal favorite) multipurpose tool that’s perfect for gardening and other uses. You can adjust the pressure for 1 of 10 spray patterns, each with a varying level of strength and dispersion. Low-pressure patterns are perfect for watering flowers and vegetables without damaging them. I like to use the mist, cone, and spray patterns for the flowers and vegetables in my garden. I found high-pressure patterns are best to clean the driveway, the porch, or other items. The nozzle also has an ergonomic grip instead of a metal grip making it both comfortable and easy to use. The Gardenite 10 pattern metal triggerless thumb control nozzle is the perfect tool for your spring garden.
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This is a sponsored post written by Sherry Nappa on behalf of Gardenite.