Plan Your Spring Garden

February 23, 2024 7:59 pm Published by

With spring inching near, it’s time to get excited about gardening! Imagine the beautiful veggies, fruits, and flowers you can grow—and eat—this year. You can accomplish exceptional preparation before winter is over, even though Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring on Groundhog’s Day. Here’s a list to help you get ready in plenty of time to plant and grow whatever makes you happy.

Assess and Prepare

First, decide where you want to plant your garden. From there, you can assess the area to ensure it has everything the garden will need. Is there enough sunlight or shade for what you plan to grow? Do you need different areas for plants that need sun and those that need some shade? Is your space accessible so you can tend it easily and section it from the yard that will be mowing?

When you know the location, try drawing out a blueprint of your garden to determine how much space you have. You can prepare it by cleaning out debris like twigs, rocks, and weeds and getting the soil ready. Fill soil with organic matter like compost, manure, or leaves to improve its fertility and drainage. If you plan to grow vegetables, test the soil pH and adjust to 6.0 to 6.8 because most veggies prefer slightly acidic soil.

Choose Plants and Seeds

Next, research which plants will thrive where you live and choose what you want to grow. The Texas springs and summers are great for vegetables like cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, okra, squash, corn, and carrots. The soil and environment are also great for herbs such as rosemary, basil, dill, cilantro, thyme, sage, and parsley. Be sure to research optimal planting times and create a calendar or schedule to keep on track. Your possibilities for garden success and delicious eats are endless!

Get Tools and Supplies

Do your garden tools and supplies seem to disappear during winter as if they run away to escape the cold? Don’t sweat it because you really only need a few essentials for any gardening project, and if you buy quality tools and store them properly, you should be able to keep them for a long time! Essentials include gloves, pruning shears, a garden fork, a hand trowel, a spade, a rake, a hoe, and a water hose with an adjustable nozzle. Other recommendations include a watering can, a wheelbarrow, and a watering wand. Inventory what you have and make a list to shop for what you need before spring.

Stay Sustainable

The coolest thing you can do for your garden and our environment is to stay sustainable! You can minimize your impact on Earth by choosing organic fertilizers like compost or mulch, which help prevent weeds and hold moisture in the soil. And growing your own food and saving seeds are excellent ways to sustain any garden.

You can have your dream garden at your new home in The Colony, close to the Colorado River and the piney woods. You will have plenty of room for landscaping, composting, and trying out your green thumb. Imagine coming home to your brilliant home and picking dinner from the garden you nurtured! Contact us today to make this your reality.

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman