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How to Start Gardening in the Spring Season

With the first warm seconds of spring, some additional gardening works are lying ahead to be carried out. Those falling branches and rough, dead leaves need to be cleaned off the ground and garden lawn. However, wait until the wetness of soil starts to disappear. However, don’t wait for too long or else the old weeds all get tangled for new growth. Cutting and cleaning the old plants is easier as long the new growth doesn't take place. So, be quick in your approach. Let's have a clear discussion on the cleaning process.

To start with gardening during the spring season, the very first task is to remove all the remains of dead annual plants. These plants will never return to their original state. So, their presence is not needed. They need to be removed and cleaned off properly. If this step is not taken, then the garden will showcase a very ugly outlook. The perennials of last fall need to be pruned back. There are a whole lot of different perennials that need to be left standing all through the winter season. This is primarily an additional protective measure. However, there is no reason to keep them for the spring. They will die back to the ground during the winter season. With the growth of new perennials, the old winter mulch needs to be removed. This ensure better plant growth and a much finer outlook/appearance to the garden.

Next, it is necessary to cut back some specific shrubby plants with the beginning of each spring. Some of the common examples of such plants include lavendar, artemisia, caryopteris, and buddleia. These plants start to bloom on new branches. These plants are pruned during spring season. The main reason: to limit excess winter damage while encouraging the plant to start sending the new flowering branches. It is always better to wait till the tough frosty climate gets over. A lot of these woody and shrubby perennials will indicate the gardener regarding the best pruning time. The most common signs include buds opening in the lower portion of stems or even the new plant growth at the base.

It largely depends on the area where gardening is taking place. There are certain perennial plants like bearded iris, hellebores, and epimedium that never go dormant. However, they also need to be tied up. These plants never shed their leaver during the winter season. If such plants are planted in the garden, then ensure that the tattered foliage is properly trimmed in order to encourage new and fresh growth.

When gardening during the early spring season, it is always better to take proper action against the weeds. Carrying out some pro-active weeding can always be a better option. Always remember, dampness in soil makes it easier for the gardener to pull off the young weed seedlings. However, never even try to compost the weeds. This will result in regrowth of the weeds. It's always recommended to start altogether a brand new pile during the beginning of spring season. Always dispose any plant or associated material that shows some indication of disease and infection in any of the weeds, and seed heads.Unless disposed, these may cause problem at a later stage.

Finally, a good layer of mulch is essential. It helps in conserving water, feeding the soil. smothering weeds, and cooling the plant roots. However, prior to replenishing a new mulch, ensure that the soil has been warmed up and is in dry condition. Keep it away from crowns and stem of plants.