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This spring garden prep list will give you some much needed tasks, to keep you busy, as you prepare for this year’s gardening season.
For those of us who live in a cold climate and like to garden, cabin fever can be a real problem. However, there are some things you can to do to get a jump on this year’s garden. Today I’m offering a few spring garden prep ideas so you can start gardening as soon as possible.
Here are 3 ideas for spring garden prep that you can do while you wait for the ground to thaw.
1. Assess damage and remove debris
Get out that rake and remove all the fallen branches, leaves, and other debris that has accumulated over the winter. Tamp down on any plants that may have heaved up over the winter.
2. Clean and Lubricate Garden Tools
Now’s the perfect time to attend to your tools. Good hand pruners can last for years, and that’s a good thing because they are quite expensive. However, I probably use them every single day during the gardening season and they are well worth it. Long handled loppers, and smaller hand saws come in handy when the season starts, as there is much pruning to be done.
Applying 3-IN-ONE Multi-Purpose Oil is perfect for lubricating the gears of your pruners, and all of your tools. The precision spout really helps get down into tight spots, without making a greasy mess everywhere.
It also works wonders for cleaning away rust build up. Just squirt on a little oil and polish away the rust with steel wool.
No more sticky, hard to use, rusty tools. A little 3-IN-ONE Multi-Purpose Oil has them all cleaned up and in great working order, ready for the season.
3. Start Pruning
Now that your pruners and loppers are ship shape, start pruning all your shrubs and trees. Start with pruning away any broken, damaged or diseases branches. Next trim back crossing branches, old blooms, and seed heads. Finally, prune for aesthetics, shaping your garden to your own preference. Note: be careful not to prune shrubs that are getting ready to bloom in the spring or you just might trim away all your flowers. If you’re not sure check out this handy pruning graphic.
Bonus— Start your spring garden prep now with this free Garden Planning Shopping List.
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