After a long winter, our gardens need some extra care to get ready for spring and summer. Like our skin, soil shows the effects of cold climates, harsh wind, and unforgiving sun. Taking care of it during spring will mean a long period of blooming beauty in your yard.
Winter leaves flower beds and gardens full of weeds and debris like dead leaves and bare twigs. Removing these items will help revitalize the soil. You can further improve soil quality by treating it with organic material. This will keep the moisture in. Additional nutrients may need to be added as well. Make sure to cover the garden bed with mulch, leaving space around the stems of the plants to prevent rotting.
Once you’ve got your garden soil freshened up, it’s time to plant! Perennials will return for 2-3 years, so they’re a good bet to minimize labor and cost. They’re also very hardy plants that can withstand the harshness of winter. Annuals, on the other hand, must be replaced every year as they die off. Your local garden center can advise you on what would be best for your area and climate.
We’re truly a community at Pinewood Estates! If you have any service requests, you can submit them using the online Service Manager at www.pinewoodestatesMHC.com and we’re always happy to hear from residents at 208-522-3807 or Amy@thebostongroup.us.