Spring is approaching quickly and it’s time to begin preparing our EAV Garden Plots for spring planting. If you’ve never had your soil tested, this might be a good time to do so. After you’ve discovered the state of your soil, there are some basic practices that will improve its quality. Adding compost to the top 4” to 5” is an easy strategy. Organic material adds air space to the soil and improves drainage. If you have not started a compost bin, now might be a good time to start one. This is also a good time to have a general clean-up of your garden plots. Remove debris from your beds, cut back the old and dead growth from grasses and perennials.
Besides the compost, well-rotted manure can also be added at this time. “Well rotted” being the key. Now your soil is ready to plant when spring is here. One major factor to consider when planning where to place plants, is how much sun this particular bed receives. A simple way to determine this is to visit the bed or beds in the morning, in the middle of the day, and late afternoon. This will help you decide whether you’ll need sun or shade loving plants.
Whether you like to get your hands dirty in the garden or not, it’s nice to have a few gardening tips and ideas up your sleeve. Check out these gardening tips.