5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Garden

5 Ways to Spring clean your garden

 

When we think of spring cleaning, we think of cleaning out closets, dusting corners and moving around our furniture. However, if you own property with some land and some gardens, spring cleaning applies to the outdoors, too!

 

Rake up debris

Over the winter, the extra stuff on your lawn or in your garden provided shelter and food for the wildlife. Now that the temperature is getting warmer, it’s time to clear that stuff away! If left, it can provide a breeding ground for mites and other unwanted pests. So spend some time and rake up all the debris of dead plants. You’ll have to do this anyway to plant your garden.

 

Overturn that compost pile

If you are an avid composter, you know that the decomposed stuff at the bottom of your pile is great for your garden. A lot of it is probably ready to be used. Just make sure you know what you’re looking for. For more information on that, check out this YOU TUBE video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Hf_IcS_5U)

 

Clean your garden tools

This may sound silly, since they will just be driven back into the dirt but there’s a benefit to doing this. There are some bacteria that are harmful to plants that can live on the tools you use. Also, they will look really nice when you start to use them…for a few minutes anyway!

 

Consider planting for insect repellant purposes

While planning out your next garden, look at what bugs frequent your area and what plants attract or repel them. For example, lavender is a plant with a smell that is offensive to mosquitoes, but that most humans love.

 

Clean your bird feeders and move them away

If you’ve been feeding birds all winter, your feeder will definitely need a scrub down. You don’t want anything visiting to get sick. You will also want to move it away from your garden. Any bird droppings can send weed seeds straight to where you’ll be planting.

 

Do you have any other steps you take to spring clean your garden? Please share them with us!

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