According to your family calendar, spring is just around the corner; so is clearing your flower garden beds. Here are some tips moms can add to the family’s weekly calendar.
While this has undoubtedly been the nastiest winter in recent years, you certainly have your gardening work cut out for you as you get ready to clean up and prepare your flower beds. To ensure this work gets completed so you can plant your flowers, make sure to include it when you make up your family’s weekly calendar.
Make a checklist of these necessary items you will need:
- Sturdy Rake
- Pair Of Garden Clippers Or Shears
- Garden Spade
- Gardening Gloves
- Mulching Materials
Here’s Your Garden Clean Up Checklist
Now you’re all set to begin:
- Remove branches, leaves or other debris.
- Cut back your perennials. Prune any foliage that is dead or damaged, cutting your plants to just about ground level.
- Clean the flower bed by raking it.
- Add the debris you’ve cleared to your compost pile.
- Off with the old mulch and on with the new. Replace your bed’s old mulch with a fresh layer of mulching material.
- Take your shovel or stirring rod and give the compost a turning.
- Spread the fresh compost over the garden bed using your rake.
- Add a new layer of fresh mulch.
Winter may not have been kind to us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful garden if you use the tips and checklists we put here as a guide. Remember to add these gardening chores to your family’s weekly calendar and make some gardening checklists to ensure you have what you need, when you need it.
Cleaning up your old flower bed is a wonderfully enjoyable undertaking you can plan and share with your family. Hopefully, when the weather turns warm, mom will be busy planning events and scheduling some fun garden parties on that family calendar.