The arrival of spring is just days away. As the green thumb greats at Jolly Lane Greenhouse eagerly await primetime for spring planting like tots waiting for Santa to deliver presents, we’re here to share our top spring gardening tips so you can get a head-start on your planting, too! Interwoven with answers to the most frequent questions we get about spring planting, you’ll be gardening like a pro by abiding by the following tips.
Do NOT Procrastinate – Start Planning Now.
While procrastination may work miracles at work or in the classroom, the same can’t be said about procrastinating your gardening operation. With sufficient time to map out your grand vision for your spring planting plans, we urge you to use your time wisely, taking note of the current state of your gardening plot, the supplies you have on hand, and the plants you hope to grow this year. By waiting to start planning your garden, you may risk missing prime planting periods, having access to the seeds you want, and more.
Before you head to the greenhouse, make sure you’ve accounted for:
- Gardening Supplies on-hand
- The state of your garden plot
- The kinds of plants you hope to grow
Is seed starting the move? What even is seed starting?
Seed starting is the end-all, be-all solution for getting an early start on your spring planting. Check out this article we published last year about the in’s and out’s of seed starting.
Get your garden in working shape.
A garden filled with weeds and remnants of last year’s garden is a no-go in most cases. If the weather is nice enough, we highly recommend getting an early start on prepping your gardening plot for prime planting. For tips on garden prep, check out this blog article!
Perennial Check! Are you expecting the return of any plant friends?
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that it can be easy to not account for the perennial plants that grow back each year. As you’re planning your gardening and landscaping for the spring, make sure your perennials are ready to grow back with all the nutrients and care they need to shine.
Step up your landscaping game!
Like a gorgeous window without stunning drapery, a garden is only as brilliant as the landscaping that surrounds it. The days and weeks leading up to the spring planting season are perfect for stepping up your landscaping game. Be it fixing the garden fountain that has been out of commission for three years or adding in new stone or fencing features, getting ahead of your landscaping needs will give you all the ammo you need to want to grow your best garden yet. Plus, it’s easier to tackle those tasks before you begin planting so you don’t need to watch your step to avoid crushing your new starts. For tips on landscaping, head over to our landscaping page!
Ask a green thumb expert for help if you need it!
We can’t stress enough the importance of seeking the help of fellow green thumb experts if you’re unsure of or uncertain how to best attack spring planting season. When in doubt, ask for help! We’ll speak to the character of our green thumb gurus at Jolly Lane Greenhouse in saying that our team is more than willing to help share our sage advice on topics like prime planting conditions, game-changing gardening and grooming products, and everything in between. With years of experience in the gardening game, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the passion and persistence it takes to grow a garden. Come see us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse in Rapid City, South Dakota or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our gardening professionals today.