To be proud of your garden requires proper maintenance year-round. Let’s consider the main work for seasonal gardening.
Garden Maintenance in Spring
At the initial stage, you should clean the backyard and release trees and shrubs from their winter shelter. All plantings are inspected for diseases or damage during the wintering process. If necessary, complex treatment or removal of dead and diseased plants is carried out.
Only after all these measures are completed, you can lime the trunks and forks of trees to protect them from harmful fauna and insidious sunlight. Simultaneously with the whitewashing of the trunks, the soil cover is aerated and the fertilizers necessary at this stage are applied.
Formative pruning is performed to increase the yield of fruit trees and shrubs. Such pruning requires appropriate knowledge and skills. Poor pruning can lead to a tilt of the crown with subsequent breakage of branches or even a trunk, absence or low fruiting, as well as the death of an orchard crop.
After the snow cover has completely melted and the soil is dry enough, it is necessary to assess the condition of the lawn cover. If necessary, replace the sod and re-sow the missing areas. It is during this period that it is most convenient to change or maintain the existing shape of the lawn.
The final stage of spring gardening works implies planting flower beds, rock gardens, and carrying out activities to prepare the soil for planting vegetables. Greenhouse works are also carried out.
Summer Garden Care
Caring for the garden in the summer consists of observing already grown crops, timely watering, feeding the soil with nutrients, compost gardening, and aerating. For trees and shrubs, sanitary pruning is carried out to prevent the thickening of the crown. Lawns are regularly mowed and scarified.
Autumn Garden Works
Autumn garden maintenance work includes harvesting with the subsequent removal and disposal of unusable residues (to avoid the accumulation of rodents and insects in them), cleaning leaves, tree branches, and other waste products from the yard.
If necessary, trees and shrubs are pruned to improve wintering conditions. A routine inspection of green spaces is carried out, and treatment or removal of diseased plant parts is performed.
The last watering is carried out using nutrients that allow the plant to survive the winter safely. After the last mowing of the lawn grass, you need to fertilize the soil for the last time and carry out aeration work.
Winter Garden Maintenance
Planned gardening during the winter includes regular inspection of trees and shrubs for mechanical damage or damage from rodents. When the snow cover is still quite thin, and frost is already present, it is recommended to carry out additional work to insulate fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, flower beds, and perennial vegetable crops.
It is also recommended to take care of the birds living in the garden. Hanging feeders will save feathered friends in cold weather. Birds, subsequently, will help get rid of insect pests.