Gardening Tips for Spring
Spring is a great time to get your garden started! Planting vegetables, herbs, or flowers can be a great way to add a beautiful touch to your home. From an HVAC and plumbing perspective, there are a few things to remember when starting and maintaining your garden.
Selecting & Caring for Plants
First, ensuring you’re planting the right plants in the right environment is vital. Different plants may require different amounts of sunlight and water, so it’s important to read up on the plants you’re interested in and make sure they’ll thrive in your yard.
When watering your plants, it’s important to avoid overwatering. Overwatering can damage your plants and can be a drain on your water bill. If you need help with your irrigation system, contact your local professional plumbing or irrigation service company to ensure your system is operating correctly.
Important Gardening Tips
With the right knowledge and proper maintenance, gardening can be a great way to add a touch of beauty to your home. You can create a beautiful and sustainable garden by balancing your irrigation needs, HVAC system, and plant selection.
Things to remember when gardening and taking care of your lawn during the spring and hot summer seasons:
- Water your lawn and garden regularly, depending on the season and weather. Watering too much can drown the roots of your plants, so adjust accordingly.
- Prune your plants and trees in the spring or summer for proper growth and shape.
- Fertilize your lawn and garden to ensure the health and robustness of your plants. Use organic fertilizer for a more natural approach.
- Watch for pests and diseases, and take appropriate measures to protect your plants and trees.
- Regularly check for weeds, pull them out, or use organic herbicides/pesticides to prevent them from taking over your garden.
- Choose the right soil and environment when planting new plants or trees.
- Mow your lawn regularly, but be careful not to cut it too short.
- Enjoy the process of gardening and taking care of your lawn! It’s a great way to relax and de-stress.
Top 5 Fruits To Plant in Spring
Spring is a great time to plant fruits. Here are the top five you should consider for your garden:
- Strawberries: This popular fruit is easy to care for and provides sweet, juicy results in the summer.
- Blueberries: Blueberries are a great addition to any garden, with their sweet and tart flavor.
- Apples: Apple trees are a classic fruit tree to plant, and they bear fruit yearly.
- Peaches: This tree will give you plenty of juicy and delicious peaches come summer.
- Plums: Add some variety to your garden by planting plums.
Top 5 Vegetables To Plant in Spring
From first place to last, the top vegetables to plant in the spring include tomatoes, peppers, radishes, squash, and carrots. These vegetables are excellent for spring planting because they all do best in cooler temperatures and can be harvested in the summer and early fall.
Top 5 Flowers To Plant in Spring
- Daffodils: These classic spring flowers come in various colors and are easy to grow.
- Peonies: Their beautiful blossoms and long blooming season make peonies a popular choice for many gardeners.
- Lilies: Like daffodils, lilies are a simple yet popular flower to add to your garden. These beautiful, aromatic flowers come in a variety of colors.
- Hyacinths: Vibrant and fragrant, hyacinths are a great choice for spring planting.
- Tulips: Perhaps the most common, tulips offer a range of colorful blooms and are easy to grow.
When the San Antonio isn’t under a specific drought restriction, year-round watering rules are in effect. These rules permit the use of commercial and residential fountains, both indoors and outdoors. Irrigation systems and sprinklers can be used for landscaping before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. any day. Hand watering with a hand-held hose, drip irrigation, soaker hose, or bucket is allowed at any time of day.
Washing of impervious cover, such as parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, and streets, is permitted if it doesn’t result in water waste.
Water waste is strictly prohibited, which includes allowing water to run off into a gutter, ditch, or drain or failing to repair a controllable leak.
Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural Edwards Aquifer water users should use common sense and best practices to avoid water waste. Commercial car wash facilities are permitted any day.
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