If you’ve followed our other blogs that covered how to maintain your garden for the winter seasons, you’ve been waiting for this moment for months—spring is almost here! That means it’s time to start preparing your little plot of land for the upcoming fertile season. Whether you’re fully ready for the next few months or scrambling to get everything in order, we’ve covered you. Here are five tips for preparing your garden for the spring.

Spring Cleaning

Most people associate spring cleaning as a dreadful time where we spend a weekend or two completely organizing our homes. For green-thumbed enthusiasts, you must add garden cleaning to your list.

Luckily, this process is very easy and shouldn’t take long. Clear your beds of various debris, like branches, leaves, and any other objects. Prune your bushes and trees to ensure a healthy harvest later in the year.

Tool Inventory

Springtime means many fun days working in your garden. Those relaxing experiences are quickly ruined if you don’t have the right, quality tools on hand. If you haven’t touched your garden gear in a few months, take stock of your inventory.

Check for any instances of wear, like rusting or dullness. Either correct the problem or consider buying newer tools. For wooden equipment, clean them and shave them to limit splintering.

Uninvited Guests

With dormancy comes uninvited guests, and chances are your garden is teeming with pests. Spring is the season of birth, so many destructive insect larvae will start appearing in your soil. Make sure to eliminate these critters when you see them to ensure your plants grow healthy. Look for white vine weevil larvae, as these cause the most garden damage.

Composting Setup

Now it’s time to get your composting system up and running. You can opt for a pre-made product or build one yourself; either way, composting is essential for your backyard garden.

If you choose the DIY route, gather some recycled wood and chicken wire. Then, simply construct a functional composting box and have a supply of highly-fertile soil for the spring.

Planting Schedule

Understanding the timeline for planting produce ensures your harvests stay on schedule. If you grow beans, peas, or cruciferous veggies, chances are you planted them in January or February.

Staying ahead of the season is the most important factor for growing a garden. March is the best month for planting perennial herbs, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, spinach, and squash. If your preferred plants aren’t ready for planting, it’s still recommended that you stock up on those seeds and prepare their beds.

With these five tips for preparing your garden for the spring, you can confidently grow healthy and delicious produce when the season changes. Here at ARK, we have all the quality heirloom seeds to ensure that you have a positive experience when working in your garden.