The year has just begun and while the gardening tasks is yet to pick up, it’s also the best time to prepare for the coming spring and planting season. In this article, we’ll give you 5 tasks you should do in order to ensure planting success for the rest of the year!
Clean your gardening tools.
After a year of full use, there is no better time to clean your handy tools than now. Removing dirt and other impurities. Sharpen dull edges of your gardening shears and straighten any out of shape to make your tools look like they’re new.
Prepare the soil.
Winter isn’t just a time for the soil to rest and recuperate. It’s also an opportune time to spread your compost and let winter help you incorporate it back into the soil. Come spring planting time, your soil will be much healthier and full of nutrients for your plants.
If you’re keen on growing your garden, no need to run down again to the seed & feed store. Gather all the dried seeds from the flowers of your plants and keep it ready for its planting season.
Trim the dried parts that still cling to your plant.
Got dried out leaves or flowers still clinging to its branches? Cut it down and add it to your compost pile. This helps your plant conserve all its nutrients and feed it to its remaining healthy branches. Cutting away the rotting or diseased parts also stops it from spreading and killing the rest of the plant.
Water your plants according to their needs.
Just because the temperature is going down, doesn’t mean your plants will stop need water. Keep on watering on schedule and help your plant weather the colder weather this winter.
Do you have other gardening tasks we didn’t mention above? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below.