It’s not too late to start planting a bountiful spring garden! If you’ve found yourself with a little extra time on your hands these days, planting a garden is a great way to spruce up your yard and enjoy a fruitful harvest. The options really are endless, so it can be hard to know where to start.
4 Tips for a Gorgeous Spring Garden
You don’t have to have a green thumb to harvest delicious vegetables or grow some blossoming blooms. If you’re ready to jumpstart your spring garden, here are a few tips that can help you out.
Search for local plants
North Carolina’s mild climate is ideal for all different types of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Before you start buying any plants, take some time to consider which varieties grow well in our area, as well as the amount of sun you get in your yard.
If you’re not sure where to start, try visiting the North Carolina Farmers Market in Raleigh. You can talk one-on-one with local nurseries to see which plants will work best for you!
Build or buy raised planting beds
If you don’t want to put your plants directly in the ground, building or buying some raised gardening beds could be a good solution. These elevated planters come in tons of shapes and sizes, so you can customize them to fit your space.
Raised beds are also more resistant to weeds and pests, and you can always move them inside during inclement weather.
Use good quality soil
Want to know the key to a healthy garden and a bountiful harvest? Good quality soil! If you’re serious about planting the perfect patch of flowers or veggies, it’s key to choose the right type of soil or fertilizer for your plants.
Your local nursery should be able to offer recommendations depending on what you’re trying to grow. To really boost your garden’s growth, you can always add some organic compost to your soil, too.
Stick to a watering schedule
Let’s be honest—we’re all probably guilty of killing a plant because we’ve forgotten to water it…or watered it too much. Every plant has different watering needs, so it’s crucial to do some research ahead of time and create a dedicated watering schedule.
North Carolina is particularly hot, which can be good for certain varieties of plants. However, that also means they’ll need a lot more water than you might think. Start off by watering once per day, and check the soil at night. If it’s totally dry (not just on the surface), it’s time to water again!
Thinking About Making a Move?
Searching for a home that has plenty of room for a spring garden? Look no further than The Walk at East Village! The Walk is Clayton’s most popular active adult community, and we’d love to show you around our neighborhood. Just give us a call to learn more.