How To Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Spring Gardening Tasks

Spring is the season of growth and renewal, beginning a whole new year for the landscape. As soon as the frost melts and the temperatures begin to rise, it is time to get back outdoors and make sure your garden is ready for the year ahead.

Even if you are planning on redesigning your garden later in the year, these initial preparations can still be done to ensure the best results.

Whether you’re a novice to the gardening world or have already developed quite a green thumb, here is the definitive guide to springtime prep from Heath Landscapes & Garden Design to ensure a thriving year ahead.

Rake And Refresh

The first step to getting your garden ready for spring is to get rid of the old. This means raking and clearing away the debris that has gathered throughout the winter and giving yourself fresh ground to work with moving forward.

Take some time to gather up any old plants, broken branches, litter or debris that may have collected over the winter season and remove it so your soil can breathe again.

Not only does this instantly improve the appearance of your garden, but it also contributes to the health of the landscape by removing the risk of bugs and disease.

Make sure to remove waste responsibly or consider starting a compost pile.

Test The Soil

If you are planning on having more plants and flowers in your garden this year, then you need to make sure your soil is healthy. Once the debris has been removed, it is time to test the composition of the soil.

Simple soil tests can be used to measure the pH balance and determine the key nutrient profiles of your current landscape.

If you find that your soil is leaning too far on either the acidic or alkaline side, now is the perfect time to remedy it.

Natural solutions can be used to improve the pH balance of your soil and provide better results for your plants. Lime can reduce acidity whereas sulphur is a great solution for soil that is too alkaline.

Time To Prune

Spring is the best time to prune any trees or bushes in the garden, to ensure they will grow back healthy as the season goes on.

When pruning, take your time to remove any dead leaves and branches to encourage healthier growth and create a better frame.

The early stages of pruning can determine what shape trees and bushes will grow into as they mature so it is best to get started as soon as possible if you want some say in your landscape design.

Create A Watering Schedule

Regular maintenance is required for a thriving garden and spring is the perfect time to develop a new routine.

As the season unfolds, you should keep track of the watering needs of your current landscape to make sure you are always one step ahead.

Overwatering can be just as damaging as underwatering, so setting a routine up early in the season can provide the best results for your garden.

Weed Regularly

Much like with regular watering, weeding is another ongoing maintenance task that needs to be done if you want a healthy garden all season long.

It is important to keep track of the most prominent weed areas in your garden and keep on top of weed control here. Removing weeds early on allows your plants, grass and other foliage to grow healthy as they will not be competing for nutrients or space.


Preparing your garden for the spring is an investment that will pay off for the rest of the year.

Taking the time to clear, plan and feed your landscape will provide the best results and allow you to have a garden you are proud of.

With these foundational steps, your garden will not only survive the upcoming seasons but thrive and offer lots of joy as the year goes on.

Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start and nowhere is this more beneficial than in your garden.

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With our team of exceptional project managers and garden designers, we guarantee a service that is second to none – ensuring each individual customer gets the results they desire.

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