Getting your garden ready for spring may be hard considering there is still a lot of snow outside. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do in the meantime. February is one of the toughest gardening months, and luckily, it’s short!
Now would be a great time to plan out your garden. Take a look at your yard, try and imagine what plants would look good where. Keep in mind, some plants need more sunlight than others! Try making a rough sketch of your yard and section it out. Plan out what vegetables you might want to grow this season or what flowers you would love to see when you look out your window. Not sure? Go through magazines and check online for some inspiration. There’s nothing better than taking a look at what other people do with their gardens. You’re one step closer to a beautiful garden, feels warmer already!
Get a head start on your Spring planting by planting them in your home. It is also a great time to start planting fruit trees. Little hint, some garden centers have them on special! Thinking of what else you can do to get a head start? Try starting a compost bin. This is a great way to save and have your own home-made fertilizer. This also helps with some Spring cleaning, you can put food scraps, newspapers and dust into your fertilizer bin. Try to avoid using bigger items since they take longer to break down. If you want to speed up the process make sure you cover the bin to keep it warm and add in bone as well. You want to have your compost bin to be layered, so try adding different things for each layer.