Get Garden Ready; How Spring Planning Makes for Summer Success

Spring has arrived, so if you want to have a gorgeous garden that gives your Okanagan Valley home the perfect curb appeal well into the summer, consider conquering some early spring garden chores you can do now to benefit your blooms longer-term. Here are three quick tips to get you started;


1. Tackle Your Tools

Complete an inventory of your existing gardening implements. Are there any tools that need to be replaced from sitting in your garage or shed over the fall and winter? Check to make sure your gloves don’t have holes in them, your tools aren’t rusted, and that your kneeling board still has some padding to protect your knees.


2. Stock Your Supplies

Calculate the amount of soil, fertilizer, mulch, and plants you’ll need for your garden space. It’s important to have nutrient-rich soil so your plants can flourish to their full potential - plus the mulch will help reduce moisture loss and also provides some added protection from sprouting weeds. Here’s a simple soil calculator from Gardeners.com to get you started.


3. Clear the Chaos

With the snow now melted, your garden will likely be a bit of a mess that will need to be tidied up before you can get your new plants into the dirt. Pull out the weeds and grass that may have popped up, trim back any overgrown branches, and get the old soil raked and turned. This is a great time to do an inventory of the existing annual plants that will make their return, and to see where perennials may be needed to fill the gaps.


These three simple tasks can help contribute to a garden your neighbours will be gushing about for months! Or if you’re looking to list your home for sale, connect with me today at staci@stacichampagne.com and then roll up your sleeves and get to work - it may be exactly what gets your home noticed in the Kelowna real estate market. For more great ideas to be the talk of the town, check out 15 Ways to Kick Up Your Curb Appeal.

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