How to Prepare Your Garden for Next Season



The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had many unexpected social benefits, among them making workplaces more flexible, increasing support for local businesses, and an increased interest in at-home hobbies, including gardening.

With the cold  season already here for some of us, or fast approaching across much of the U.S., Pela compiled a list of fall and early winter tasks that will get your garden ready for the spring. Read on to find out what you can do now to ensure a healthy harvest come spring.

Order Seeds Early

Although spring’s blooms might seem far off during early winter, that period is actually the best for ordering seeds. January is the busiest month for seed distributors, so buying seeds early allows gardeners to budget proper time for germination.

Get Your Soil Tested

Soil testing is considered  an ultrasound of sorts on one’s garden, which can help provide insights about the unique properties of that soil and,  by doing so, what sorts of conditions should be expected when it’s time for this year’s garden to take root.

Spread a Leaf Mulch

Leaf mulch can be easily made and can help boost the moisture retention, temperature control, and pH balance of the soil. After several years, this can even produce more nutrient-rich and nourishing soil, giving way to healthier plants.

Get Your Bulbs in the Ground

Putting your plants in the  ground and setting them up to grow is perhaps the most important step in creating a successful garden. It’s important to be mindful of the timing and technique used to do so to ensure bulbs are given the maximum potential to grow.

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