Spring Garden Tips

Spring is in the air, and this is the perfect opportunity to start or even perfect your home garden. From flowers to greenery and vegetables, there are a variety of garden design possibilities that can make your garden shine this season. Start planting after the frost season is over.

Although weather predictions are never 100% accurate, you can still plant an adequate spring garden based on average temperatures in the area you live in. Once the temperatures no longer drop into the 30s, you can then commence planting items in your beautiful spring garden.

Flowers

Garden with some tulips and narcissus

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When you think of spring, you are likely drawn to the colors that are often absent during dreary winter months. Spring flowers of various colors can make the space look beautiful and inviting. Some of the best flowers to plant in the spring include:

  • Phlox
  • Heliotropes
  • Cupheas
  • Daffodils
  • Pussy willows
  • Scaevolas—the Cajun Blue variety bloom earliest
  • Ruellias
  • Lenten Roses
  • Setcreasea

Flowers tend to bloom in the sunlight during spring months, but they can wilt in the summer heat. You may consider planting your flowers in shaded areas so that the blooms last well throughout the late summer and early fall months.

Greenery

The 'vegetable garden' at Eden, with Cynara ca...

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Lush, green plants also make headway during spring, but you will need to start from scratch if you have a brand-new garden. Planting greens during winter is a futile task because they can incur frosts that will ultimately kill them. Spring greenery comes in a variety of choices, and they are best planted as early as possible. The best examples include:

  • Autumn fern (in partial shade)
  • Japanese Pachysandra (in partial shade)
  • Evergreen shrubs (in light sun exposure)
  • Carissa Holly (tolerates full sun)
  • Beefsteak plant (tolerates full sun exposure)

Vegetables

vegetables

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As soon as the winter frost clears, it is best to get a head-start on spring vegetable gardening. Not only will planting vegetables save you money in the long-term, but you also have control over the harvesting, too. If you desire organic vegetables, then you can use related fertilizers. Home garden vegetables taste better, and they are more nutritious for your family.

Some common vegetables that are planted in the spring include:

  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Peas

For the best results, ensure that your garden vegetables receive adequate sunlight and water. If your garden fails to receive natural “April showers”, you will need to help it along with regular watering. Mulch can help to protect the veggies from being taken over by weeds.