Understanding The Basics Of Creating A Spring Garden

As seasons change and spring begin to arrive you may notice that your backyard area lacks a little color. Consider planting a garden with lots of spring colors to brighten up the exterior of your home. The following information provides some basic tips on creating a spring garden to fill your yard with a burst of color and lots of healthy blooms.

Prepare Landscape Design

Before beginning to work out in the yard, it may be beneficial to create a garden and landscape design. Typically, you can do this using some graph paper to aid in marking off the area where you will plant your garden and other landscape features. You can also determine if there is enough space to plant everything you want in the garden area. In order to further spruce up your yard, consider adding some pathway lights or a stone pathway if you are adding a garden to your backyard.

Pick Your Bulbs

After planning and marking off the area where you will plant your spring garden, it is time to determine the type of bulbs to use. For beginners, it may be best to stick with the classic brightly colored bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and peonies. The good thing about these bulbs is that they are also available in a variety of shapes and sizes. This will add a little more pizzazz to your yard.

It's important to understand how each bulb you choose grows throughout the year. It's essential to know the height, colors and when each bulb blooms. This will help you determine which bulbs should be placed next to each other so the garden will remain cohesive.  For instance, tulips and daffodils bloom early in the spring, which makes them a good choice to plant next to each other.

Prepare Soil

Once you determine which bulbs you will use for your spring garden, you will need to prepare the soil before planting. This means that you will need to amend the soil by adding organic matter or inorganic fertilizer to the garden area. Using the organic matter or inorganic fertilizer will ensure that your bulbs turn into healthy blooms. 

If you have difficulty with preparing your soil or it is too time-consuming, consider container gardening or using potted plants outdoors. It may also be advantageous to consult with a landscape contractor to assist you with your garden as well as overall landscape design. To learn more, contact a company such as CNC Lawn Care, Inc. with any more questions you have.