It doesn’t matter whether you are just getting into gardening or whether you are a seasoned horticulturist; planning and preparation throughout the year are key to every successful garden.
Here at Davaon, we have put together a step-by-step gardening guide to help you achieve a thriving garden no matter your experience. Follow the steps below to be well on the way to a blooming-successful garden that will leave your neighbours stunned.
What we'll cover in this article:
- What to do in the garden in Winter
- What to do in the garden in Spring
- What to do in the garden in Summer
- What to do in the garden in Autumn
- Wrapping Up
What to do in the garden in Winter
When does winter start and end?
The meteorological seasons place winter between December 1st to February 28th, giving you plenty of time to get into the nitty-gritty of planning and mapping out your garden for the upcoming spring season.
Make a plan for the growing season
To get started, you should spend some time thinking about what to plant and how much of it you should plant. It's important to plant spacing and height. Keep in mind your plants’ differing tolerances to temperatures!
To get started, spend some time brainstorming and decide on everything you would like to plant. When deciding what to place where, you should keep in mind the direction each bed faces to determine whether it would create a healthy environment for your plant to grow in.
What to do in the garden in Spring
When does spring start and end?
The spring season sees its official beginning on March 1st and is here to stay until May 31st each year. Spring is the known as a time for new beginnings, making it a favourite for many gardeners. The combination of frequent rainfall and sunshine creates an optimal environment for any seeds and crops you sow to transform into blooming plants and delicious veggies.
Start choosing your summer seeds
If it frequently rains in your area, you might need to weed more often - once or twice a week should suffice! Check out our April blog post for some tips and tricks on how to control your beds and borders.
If you cannot rely on frequent rain, you will need to water your beds, borders and potted plants based on the specific plant needs. We go into a little more detail about when to sow which plants in our post about which gardening tasks to do in March.
Once it gets to May, spring is in full force! Take this opportunity to plant any remaining seeds for the summer. If you’ve been growing your plants in a conservatory up until this point, we recommend checking out our May blog post, where we go into detail about how to harden off your plants before moving them outdoors.
What to do in the garden in Summer
When does summer start and end?
The season we have all been waiting for starts on June 1st and is here to stay until August 31st; giving us gardeners plenty of time to reap the rewards of our preparation work from the previous months! The crops planted in spring are getting closer to being ready for harvest, reminding us of why we started a garden in the first place.
Now is the perfect time to experiment with new recipes and to prepare some delicious summer meals. After all, there is nothing quite like the taste of homegrown herbs, veggies, and delicious fruits.
Give your flowers a second life
The end of the summer season marks an ideal time to prune your rose bushes and perennials and to give your garden a quick tidy. Remove any deadheads, as this enables you to enjoy a thriving season at the end of the summer.
What to do in the garden in Autumn
When does autumn start and end?
The autumn season sees its beginning on September 1st and gradually comes to an end towards late November. It's a great time to prepare your garden for the cold months ahead while there are still a few sunny days every now and then.
The final touches before Winter
Now is also a great time to mulch your plants to protect from stormier weather. Give all of your shrubs a good trim, collect those autumn leaves and add them to your compost, and pick the last remaining fruits from your grow-your-own corner.
As you can see, there is always something to do in the garden. We hope this overview has equipped you with a good idea of how to achieve a thriving garden all year round!
To be fully prepared for a wildly successful garden at every point of the year, we recommend you check out our blog posts of the individual months and read up about our best tips and tricks to leave no seed unplanted.
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