Spring is here and the first rays of the sun give us a furious desire to garden! Unfortunately, the winter has done damage that it is high time to repair: arm yourself with a rake and pruning shears, and follow our advice to prepare your garden for the beautiful season.
Clean your exteriors
If springtime often rhymes with cleaning the house, do not neglect your outdoor spaces! After a long winter, the garden needs to be awake: it’s up to you to repair the damage of frost, rain and cold by giving a little fresh air to the soil and plants. Beginning in March, start by picking up everything that hangs on the lawn and in the massifs: small dead wood, dead leaves … before you tackle weeding. Then cut off all the stems of your plants, which for the most part must be dead because of the cold. Even if the plant seems definitely extinct, do not hesitate to cut its stems by leaving a few centimeters above the ground: you will be surprised to see that the majority of them will grow back in the weeks following the cut
3, 2, 1 … Plant!
In April, continue the work started in March by regularly weeding your pots and beds. The ground must be binée to be aerated and cleared of all that has accumulated during the winter months: moss, pebbles … Also think about putting fertilizer at the foot of your shrubs, roses and robust plants .
This is also the time to make the first plantations for the summer! Whether in the garden or in your beds, many varieties must be planted in March. For example, the beginning of spring remains the ideal period for evergreen shrubs, perennials and summer flowering bulbs, biennial plants or plants adapted to the massifs …
Spring is the perfect season to plant and repot flowers!
A reinvigorated lawn
On the grass side, it’s time to give your green spaces a boost! Spring and fall are the two best seasons to plant and renovate your lawn. Start with weeding – if possible by hand, removing weeds to the roots. If your land is too extensive, you can opt for weeding with plant protection products that you spray on your lawn. Once your grass has been cleared of pests, go to the scarification stage: this time, you have to scrape your lawn with a manual scarifier to remove the moss and dry grass that grows there. are accumulated. You can then go to the first clippings as soon as the first days of sun come! When the grass is cut, you will be better able to target areas left vacant by weeds. Seed these empty spaces with grass seeds that you will cover with a thin layer of potting soil. Remember to water regularly if it does not rain (with a tip “fine rain”) so as not to grill your lawn brand new