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Spring is the perfect time for gardening as the weather is mild and most plant thrives and bloom in this season. But you need to perform certain tasks to prepare yourself for spring gardening. Therefore, we bring this guide featuring the 10 best spring gardening tips that will help you create the perfect conditions for your plants to grow.

These spring gardening tips can help both novice and experienced gardeners in creating the ideal space for their plants to thrive. Stepping back into the garden after a long and lazy winter can be staggering but trust me your hard work will result in a fragrant and beautiful display of healthy plants. So here are the best spring gardening tips for you.

10 Spring Gardening Tips

Spring is the time to check the damage that happened in winter (if any) and fix your garden using the proper tools. This also includes cleaning the garden and removing any dead plant foliage.

1. Clean The Garden

The first thing you need to do is clean your garden. Many planters leave their garden unattended in winter and this can result in the accumulation of many dead plant foliage scattered around in the garden. For a good start to your spring gardening, you need a tidy garden. You also need to remove extra winter mulch and prune away dried plant foliage to give them a fresh look. Furthermore, it is also recommended to check for any weed growth and remove them.

2. Survey The Garden

The next thing you need to do is to survey your garden and check for any damage done in winter and you can divide this into three steps: top level, middle level, and bottom level. For the top level check the trees and shrubs for any sign of damage, yellowing of foliage, pests, and cracked or dead branches.

For the middle level check the perennial foliage of the last year and cut them if necessary. Also, replace last year’s mulch with a fresh one for your plant beds.

Now, for the bottom level check for any freezing damage on the fences, pathways, and other hardscaped areas.

3. Prepare The Soil

Before planting it is important to prepare your soil mix based on the type of plants you choose for your spring gardening season. This includes making a nutrient-rich soil mix with organic components. Make a good amount of soil mix as it would take more to cover the garden than you think. You can also incorporate friendly bugs such as earthworms to improve the organic matter in your soil.

4. Start Planting

Now that you have cleaned your garden and prepared the soil it is time to start planting for your spring gardening. Choose from many pollinator-friendly and perennial plants for your spring garden and make sure that you fill all the empty space in your garden while also maintaining adequate space between plants. It is important to create a list of plants you want to grow and include a variety of plants to create a vibrant display in your garden.

5. Maintain Your Lawn

If you have a lawn filled with grass then spring gardening season is the perfect time for you to take care of your lawn. First, you need to fix the damage done in winter and then reseed before mowing. Also, make a watering schedule based on the type of grass type, irrigation system, and local rainfall. It is also recommended to water your lawn early in the morning so that it remains hydrated throughout the day.

Related: How To Grow A Tapestry Lawn?

6. Feed Your Plants

As your garden rejuvenates from winter to spring you need to start feeding your plants using fertilizers that are suitable according to the needs of your plants. Always use a balanced fertilizer so that your plant gets the right amount of nutrients. Other than that choose a slow or fast-release fertilizer according to your plants. You also need to feed your soil by using compost, mulch, or manure.

7. Start Composting

It is important to compost and use dead and decayed plant matter. Make your compost by collecting equal parts of carbon-rich (brown) and nitrogen-rich (green) materials like dead branches and weeds. Collect these components in a bin and chop them up before mixing them to speed up the decomposition process.

8. Use Container Plants

You can also grow container plants in your garden. Some container plants can either be transplanted into the garden or can be planted with the container just below the surface this also gives plants good insulation and makes it easy for you to remove them with the container intact at the end of the season. So, use this extra option to add more variety of plants and improve your spring gardening.

Check out: Amazing Potted Plants.

9. Protect Your Plants

Now that you have created a perfect garden it is time to protect it from various threats such as plant diseases and pests. To protect your plants regularly check for any signs of pest infestation and symptoms of any plant diseases. Thoroughly check each plant and if see any sign of pests isolate it from others as the infestation can spread from one plant to another.

Use organic methods to treat the infestation or infection as they are less harmful and can provide the solution without affecting the health or growth of the plant.

Also read Common Plant Diseases.

10. Continue Spring Gardening Tasks

You’ve created the perfect garden for the season but that’s not it. You need to regularly perform all the plant care tasks to maintain the beauty of your garden throughout the season. Moreover, you also need to prepare your garden for the fall and winter seasons so that it is ready for next spring. By performing regular spring gardening tasks you can also improve your green thumb and become a plant care expert.


Preparing your garden for spring is an important and necessary task for every plant lover as it is the season in which most plants thrive. Therefore, we hope that you’ll find these spring gardening tips shared in this blog helpful. So make sure to check out more blogs like this on our website.

And, to know more about plant care and gardening you can also download the Plantora App. This app will help you in your everyday plant care task and also help you identify plants and many plant diseases. You can also check any symptoms for diseases and pest infestation. For further help, Plantora also provides an ask the expert option.

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