Prepare Now for Spring Gardening
Now is a good time to begin thinking about spring projects such as landscaping or gardening and the materials you may need. Maybe this would be a good year to venture into raised bed gardening or add river rock to your flower beds.
Explore Raised Bed Gardening
Raised bed gardening requires some initial setup and construction or purchase of the beds, but over time you will find that it greatly simplifies your gardening efforts. Depending on your planting zone and the specific soil in your area, you can customize your soil to get the best results for your efforts. You might go with quality mulch and a premium topsoil. If you live in the Columbus, Ohio, area, Jones Topsoil has been serving customers for 85 years, and they can advise you on the best mix of materials to enhance your efforts. They will also deliver the right products directly to your home.
Don’t Skimp on Mulch
Since flower beds need a fresh layer of mulch each year, and more is better for holding in moisture and preventing weeds, you will increase your efficiency by having mulch or topsoil delivered directly to your home. It is cheaper to buy in bulk, and it will be a fresher, healthier mix. Your flowers and vegetables will benefit from a quality product, and you’ll be proud to show off your efforts.
Maintenance-Free is a Great Option
Maybe you’d prefer a more maintenance-free option like river wash gravel or limestone in your landscaping beds. Put down a high quality weed barrier first, and very little effort will be needed in the future. It’s a clean and neat look for your home. Save yourself even more work by having your rocks or stone delivered. That’s not a job you want to tackle yourself.
As you indulge in winter festivities, it is a great time to mentally prepare for spring gardening. You may be able to set up deliveries now so that you’re not scrambling when you should be planting. Perhaps some tools or raised beds should be on your next Christmas list. It’s also a lovely diversion to think about the warm sun on your face as you step into a chilly blast of winter weather or look outside at your snow-covered flower beds. Spring can’t arrive soon enough!