Before you begin your garden clean-up walk through your garden and check the weed growth and grade your gardens by work level 1-3. I use an easy grading system; 1 represents a garden that needs a moderate clean-up, this garden would be easy. The next level would be a 2 and this garden would require some effort to do a spring clean up. The 3 garden is the mother-load garden clean up. The 3 level garden would need an extensive clean up. I grade the gardens by work level so that I know what I am getting into and I usually tackle the hardest job first.
- Heavy Duty Garden Gloves
- Cushioned handle Garden Tools
- Garden Knee Rest
- Off Deep woods Pest Control
- Waterproof Sunscreen
- Yard Trash Bags
- Preen Garden Weed Preventive
Once the flower bed is cleaned, loosen the soil in the bed to about a inch, then sprinkle on some Preen Garden Weed Preventive. I like Preen because it does not harm the plants or my flowers but it does prevent new weed growth.
Another way to control weed growth is to apply Scott’s natural scapes advanced color enhanced classic black mulch. Normally I prefer to use natural cypress mulch but this year I opted for the Scotts black mulch . The black organic mulch is a nice contrast to green foliage and also prevents weeds naturally.
Put the weeds and excess garden debris in trash bags before moving on to the next garden; complete each section before starting a new one.
Keep your garden clean up organized and you will work more efficiently. If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will respond. Happy spring garden clean up everyone.