Spring is a season of renewal, not only for our homes but also for our gardens. We clean our houses and garages and donate our unwanted items to our local Goodwill, why not extend the rejuvenation to our outdoors spaces? Let’s explore 5 creative ways to get your garden ready. 

Garden planning with books 

Pick up a book or two to learn more about your plants, like best practices on how and when to plant. Planning out how your garden will look, with the help of a book, also can make this job much easier. Some of these books may give you new ideas on how to make the best use of your space. For example, you can plant peas near corn as the cornstalk will give a natural trellis for vining.  

Container gardening 

Get a head start on your garden by starting seeds indoors and transferring them to containers. This method allows for early planting and easy relocations to their permanent garden spots. Explore creative container ideas by repurposing thrifted finds, such as old planters or unique items that can be transformed into personalized plant containers.

container idea to get your garden ready

Protect your seedlings 

Nurture your sprouting garden by safeguarding it from potential threats. Weeds can quickly diminish the nutrients and water available to your plants. Combat this by using a spreader to apply organic herbicides and fertilizers. Shield your seedlings from frost with makeshift covers like bed sheets or blankets, creating a mini-greenhouse effect. Protective netting adds and an extra layer of defense against birds, squirrels, rabbits and other pests eyeing your garden as a snack. 

creative garden art ideas

Decorate your garden 

It’s never too early to start thinking about adding décor to your garden. Infuse your garden with personality and charm by incorporating unique thrifted finds from your local goodwill. Whether you’re waiting for the soil to thaw or seeking inspiration, adding decorative elements enhances the anticipation of a vibrant garden. Consider upcycled projects like a bee bath or DIY garden art to make your outdoor space truly unique. 

Sustain your garden 

Elevate your gardening game with sustainable practices that benefit both your garden and the environment. Install a rain barrel to collect rainwater, providing a natural and cost-effective source for watering your plants. A compost bin is a valuable addition, offering nutrient-rich fertilizer while reducing waste. Embrace sustainable gardening methods that leave a positive impact on the planet and save on your water and fertilizer expenses.  

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As you embrace the arrival of spring, let your garden be a reflection of your creativity, resourcefulness and commitment to sustainability. By incorporating these 5 creative ways to get your garden ready you will transform your outdoor space and contribute to a healthier planet.