Tips for Spring Gardening!

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This week-end in Clarksville was just perfect for getting outside & working in the yard.

Looking around the yard after a long cold winter can be over whelming so here a a few tips to get you started!

Check out the yard: Start by taking a walk around your yard and make notes of items you find such as trees, bushes and/or plants that need trimming. Check out fences, steps and pathways that need painting or repair from the winter weather. Notice the condition of your flower beds & what needs to be done to have them ready for spring flowers.

Check out your tools & mower: Save a lot of time & frustration by getting your mower ready now. If you are not a do it yourself fix it person; then take the mower & weed eater to the shop NOW. Before they get busy and then you find out nothing will start.

If you are handy then... drain out the old gas, add new gas, sharpen the mower blades, refill the oil, install a fresh spark plug & lubricate any moving parts. Check the air in your tires.

all your other tools clean them with soap & water with bleach. Dry well and add a little oil on all tools to prevent rust. If you have wooden handles some linseed oil works wonders. Sharpen all your tools and you are ready to go to work!

Ready to prune trees & shrubs: Prune cold damaged wood. Thin & trim bushes, roses & other plants. Be sure to remove any low hanging limbs, dean or damaged branches for trees & woody plants.

Flower beds: Wait until soil is moist not still wet & muddy then clear leaves, weeds & other debris. Enrich the soil with compost, well-rotted manure or other amendments. Trim perennials, plant bare-root trees, shrubs or perennials and sow seeds. Mulch and take a break to enjoy your garden!

Don't forget the birds: Disinfect the birdbaths & feeder with a weak solution of bleach (1/4 cup bleach to 2 gal. water). Rinse well & dry.


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Comments (5)

Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Great tips Brenda! It makes me want to get out there even more, but we still have 3 feet of snow, and the forecast is for -15 celsius...

Feb 22, 2011 10:12 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Peg...thanks...we would not know what to do with 3 feet of snow. 3 inches closes everything down. i love early sping in TN. have a safe and great day!

Feb 22, 2011 11:30 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening to you Brenda

those sure are some mighty fine gardening tips you have posted to help folks. Folks here ain't going to be able to work on and in their gardens for a few more months still. Just in my yard there is still 5 feet of snow covering my garden areas.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Feb 22, 2011 12:55 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Dale...thanks for visiting! I have never seen 5 feet of snow. %rass will be getting green soon here. Stay warm & safe :o)

Feb 22, 2011 01:07 PM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Brenda so glad to see you back blogging. Your blog came just in the nick of time, we are all ready for some nice warm sunny weather. Anxious to get out in my garden and hopefull have some good veggies this year.

Feb 22, 2011 02:43 PM