Spring 2022 Gardening Tips

Posted on April 7th, 2022 by Devine Bros

This spring season is in full blast, and pretty soon, beautiful flowers will be popping up all over Connecticut! Keeping up with your gardening skills not only helps your home with curb appeal, but it’s also a very relaxing pastime. However, without the right tips and tricks, it can be more stressful than it needs to be. So, if it’s been a while since you last took up gardening, or you’re giving it a go for the first time this year, we’ve got some of the best suggestions for getting started! 

Keep to Your Level

Gardening may seem effortless, but it comes with extra work. It’s essential that you stick to your skill level; otherwise, your plants may not thrive. For example, if you’re unsure what type of plant would thrive in your environment or are new to gardening altogether, stick with easy-to-grow annuals like petunias or pansies. 

If you have more experience but don’t know where to start this spring, try planting something new you’ve never done before. Since you have the skill level, you could take a jab at growing various fruits and vegetables. The garden is your oyster! 

Tips for Growing Food

The idea of being able to eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs straight from your garden is such a fun concept. But, behind the scenes of this comes a lot of hard work. If you don’t know much about gardening, try some herbs or lettuce for starters. 

As you gain more experience, you can move on to tougher vegetables like tomatoes and squash. For those who want to take their skills up a level, cauliflower, celery, grapes, and other expert-level vegetation are worth a shot! 

Preparing Your Soil

With any kind of gardening task, it’s important that you’re planting in the right spot where your items can cultivate. The first thing to consider when producing any plant is the type of soil it needs for optimal growth; if you don’t have this type of soil in your backyard, you’ll need to mix up some topsoil or mulch. 

Mulch and topsoil are two of the most popular materials for use in gardening. Both can be used to help improve your soil, but there are a few key differences between them that make one more suitable than the other for certain plants.

  • Mulch: Mulch is a covering material used to control weeds, reduce water evaporation, and suppress disease growth in plants.
  • Topsoil: Topsoil is soil that has been stripped of grasses or other vegetation, usually for farming purposes. 

And the team here at Devine Bros. has the best in high-quality mulch and topsoil for all your gardening needs this spring! 

Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook.

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