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Your Garden Checklist for Spring 2020

Perhaps you’re planning to sell your existing home and want some extra curb appeal to help sell your house quickly so you can get into one of the amazing Lifestyle Home Builder homes in Quinton VA. After all, now is a great time to buy while mortgage rates are low. Or perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home and can’t wait to add your own greenery touches to serve as the icing on the cake of your beautiful new property. Whatever the reason, it helps to have a checklist of things to do to ensure a healthy, colorful, and attractive garden this year and every year.

While you might be seeing some flowers, such as crocuses, already popping up, and forsythia starting to bloom, early spring is a good time to get into your flower beds and prep them. Remove the winter mulch and dead debris, or if it’s been well-composted, go ahead and turn the top layer of soil over to create a rich area ready for planting.

If you have perennials, now is a good time to start dividing them if they haven’t already started to bloom. Not only does it keep your plants healthy, it also gives you more bang for your buck as you can spread your perennials to add more color to your garden. You may also want to go ahead and prune any fruit trees and shrubs you didn’t get around to over the winter.

If you’re into vegetables as much as flowers, early spring is a good time to start planting some of the hardier types, such as artichokes, peas, radishes, and potatoes.

By mid spring, you should be done with the cleanup and maintenance and starting to see more flowers, trees, and shrubs starting to bloom and grow. Now is a good time to look around and see if there are any holes that need filling with new plants to make your garden look more lush and inviting. Now is also a good time to plant some annuals, especially in containers for your front or back porch.

Once you’ve finished planting, add in a good layer of mulch to prevent as many weeds from popping up over the summer as possible.

By the end of spring, start on your summer vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and any favorite herbs. Now is also a good time to plant summer annuals, such as impatiens and petunias. Don’t be impatient; look for plants that haven’t started to fully bloom yet, so you’ll get the most of them once they’re in your yard.

Even if you can’t get out to buy lots of new flowers for your garden, take a second look at some of the garden items you already have on hand. Make the most of some multiple sizes of terracotta pots to create an interesting display for one or two plants. If you have a bird feeder, now is a great time to clean it out and set it up to give our feathered friends a nice place to enjoy. You don’t have to have a green thumb to have a nice garden. You’ll love what just a few plants, some nice pots, and regular maintenance can do to make homes in Quinton VA look charming and inviting. It’s even easier with a home from LifeStyle Home Builders. They have a number of move-in ready homes already available so now is a great time to act and still have time to get your garden growing.

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