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  • Writer's pictureLuke Clouse

Prepping Your Garden for Spring Blooms: A Guide to Rejuvenating Your Outdoor Oasis

As the winter frost melts away and the days grow longer, gardeners everywhere eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring. With its promise of new growth and vibrant blooms, spring is the perfect time to breathe life back into your outdoor space. But before you can enjoy the beauty of the season, it's essential to prepare your garden for the months ahead.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to ensure your garden is ready to burst into bloom this spring, with a little help from Meadowlark Landscape & Design.

1. Clean Up Your Garden Beds

Start by giving your garden beds a thorough cleaning. Remove any debris, dead leaves, and fallen branches that have accumulated over the winter months. Clearing away this clutter will not only improve the appearance of your garden but also help prevent pests and diseases from taking hold.


2. Prepare the Soil

Next, turn your attention to the soil. Spring is the perfect time to amend your soil with organic matter, such as compost or aged manure. These amendments will enrich the soil, providing essential nutrients for your plants and improving drainage. Use a garden fork or tiller to work the compost into the top few inches of soil, ensuring it is well incorporated.


3. Prune Shrubs and Trees

Now is also the time to prune any shrubs and trees in your garden. Remove dead or damaged branches, as well as any growth that is crossing or rubbing against other branches. Pruning encourages healthy growth and helps maintain the shape and structure of your plants. Be sure to use sharp, clean pruning tools to make clean cuts and minimize the risk of disease.


4. Divide Perennials

If you have established perennial plants in your garden, spring is an excellent time to divide them. Dividing perennials helps rejuvenate overcrowded plants and encourages vigorous growth and blooming. Carefully dig up the clump of perennials and use a sharp knife or shovel to divide it into smaller sections, ensuring each division has both roots and foliage. Replant the divisions in well-prepared soil and water thoroughly.


5. Plan Your Planting

Finally, take some time to plan your spring planting. Consider factors such as sunlight, soil type, and plant compatibility when selecting new additions for your garden. Choose a variety of plants that will provide interest throughout the season, including early bloomers like tulips and daffodils, as well as later blooming perennials and annuals. Be sure to space your plants according to their mature size, allowing them room to grow and flourish. Need help selecting the perfect plants for your garden? Our knowledgeable team at Meadowlark Landscape & Design can assist you in choosing the right plants for your space.


By following these steps to prepare your garden for spring blooms with Meadowlark Landscape & Design, you'll set the stage for a season of beauty and abundance. With our professional services and expertise, your outdoor oasis will soon be bursting with color and life, providing you with endless joy and inspiration. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your gardening tools, and let Meadowlark Landscape & Design help you welcome spring in style!


Contact Meadowlark Landscape & Design at (316) 880-0227 or through the contact form on our website to schedule your spring garden preparation services today!

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