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Gardening Tips For Spring

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Spring has finally arrived and it’s time for your yard to recover from the harsh winter weather. So grab your tools from the shed, visit the local home improvement store, and read on for some great tips on how to get your yard back in shape just in time for spring!

Spring Gardening Tips

Below are a few great ways to get your yard in shape for the warmer months:

  • Clean the garden – Now is the time to clean out garden areas and flowerbeds. Clear out any debris that accumulated during the winter and pull any weeds (make sure to get the roots so they don’t return).
  • Perk up the soil – After winter, your soil is likely to be packed and dried out, which means you should add a little moisture. We recommend adding organic compost or manure. It’s also a good idea to get the soil tested to determine exactly what it needs.
  • Trim older plants – Any plants that survived the winter months will need to be pruned. Blooming plants should be pruned immediately after blooming in order to avoid cutting off any future flowers.
  • Plant new shrubs and flowers – Once your garden is in shape, it’s time to place new plants! Some great spring plants include:
    • Snapdragons
    • Redbuds
    • Tulips
    • Pansies
    • Lilacs
    • Vegetables

Lastly, it’s always a smart idea to plant perennials over annuals, as annuals will need to be replanted each year. Perennials may cost a little more upfront but will return each year for up to 5 years and are much more likely to survive winter conditions.

Here at Coastal Periodontics, we’d love to hear your gardening tips as well! To make an appointment, please contact our Portsmouth, NH periodontics office today.

Posted on May 12, 2017
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