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Preparing your garden for summer

Preparing your garden for summer

This is my favorite time of the year. I looove gardening and I live in a place full of trees and colorful flowers. But there are a few steps we need to follow before planting. I hope you like this post as I enjoyed preparing it!

1.- Prune trees and shrubs

Pruning is the main thing to prepare the garden. You must cut dry and dead branches, using good tools that facilitate our work and do not harm the plants. I use one-handed scissors for small shrubs, such as rose bushes, and two-handed scissors to clean larger trees. If you have thick branches, use a Japanese serrated pruning saw.



2.- Remove weeds .

To prepare the land well, it is essential to remove weeds, to avoid pests and improve health to the next planting. During winter they tend to proliferate because we pay less attention to our garden. Avoid chemicals and use good gloves and tools designed for this task.

3.- Check irrigation.

With the cold, it is possible that our irrigation system has suffered a setback. Low temperatures may have ruptured any of the hoses or blocked the sprinkler outlet. The valves, of the automatic irrigation get dirty with particles that cause them to start to fail. That is why it is important to do a review and find out if it works at full capacity. Remember it is better to water first time in the morning and late in the afternoon!

4.- Improve the terrain.

You have to prepare the ground and remove the soil. If you have grass, clean it up with a lawnmower, mowing it regularly and covering the areas were the coat is more deteriorated.

Provide a good organic fertilizer to the land in the form of mulch or compost, such as worm humus, which is considered one of the best organic fertilizers that exist. It is very rich in nutrients, does not have bad odors and does not have excess humidity. It improves the development of the plant, facilitating rooting and prevents dehydration. It protects against pathogens, increases soil fertility, does not produce toxicity and is suitable for organic farming.

5.- Plant.

Yay!! the best part for me. First of all, choose the plants, trees or shrubs that you want and that are ideal for the place where they will be. Consider the weather, the type of land and, of course, the sun exposure. I prefer plants that last longer and look beautiful. Using a shovel,  dig a hole that is twice the size of the root of the bush or tree that you are going to plant. Shake the roots and, after putting it in the hole, cover with soil until the plant is well established. Remember to water after planting!



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