When spring arrives, we immediately want to get back to gardening! Indeed, it is during the beautiful season that the garden slowly wakes up to offer new blooms, thousands of seedlings and abundant harvests. And just like spring, which takes all its time to warm the atmosphere and therefore the earth, you too will need to avoid the rush or your hard work will be reduced to nothing. Here are 12 things not to do too early when spring arrives.

Summary

1) Sow too early
2) prune too early
3) Multiplication
4) Remove the winter protections
5) plant deciduous trees
6) forgetting to take care of your tools
7) over-fertilize the soil
8) Water in the evening
9) Take care of the flower beds when the soil is wet
10) Planting before the Ice Saints
11) Scrape the lawn
12) Fold the leaves

1) Sow too early

With the onset of spring, we tend to want to go too fast by sowing too early. However, frosts can still surface until mid-May and this can be fatal for your plants. Indeed, in full growth, they will not resist the cold.

2) prune too early

Even if you can’t wait to tidy up your garden and prune all the ugly branches that didn’t survive the winter, you better be patient. Indeed, before pruning, allow time for the new shoots to take hold in order to see your future harvests and blooms appear.

3) Multiplication

We always want more flowers and plants, especially during spring! Propagation by cuttings is a good method to achieve this. However, it is advisable to wait for the weather to warm up, especially to predict the place the plant will take in the garden in relation to its peers.

4) Remove the winter protections

Despite the short periods of heat, it is important not to remove winter protection too early. Conversely, you shouldn’t leave them too long either, as they can create excess heat and the plants will perish.

5) Deciduous planter

The beautiful season makes it possible to accommodate most of the plants. And yet, some types of shrubs, especially deciduous ones, are best planted in the fall, because they need to make their roots before they get their leaves.

6) forgetting to take care of your tools

Even if you’ve protected your tools during the winter, a cleanup won’t hurt them. Disinfect them to avoid spreading diseases in the garden.

7) Too much fertilizer

Plants naturally store up fertilizer since the previous fall. The fertilizer should be dosed sparingly as this could burn the leaves. Preferably fertilize your soil after flowering.

8) Water in the evening

It is important to water growing plants regularly, especially in early spring. To do this, water instead in the morning, because the evenings are still too cool.

9) Take care of the flower beds when the soil is wet

Before taking care of the flower beds, wait until the soil is completely dry after the damage of winter and snow. Otherwise, you risk damaging the roots.

10) Planting before the Ice Saints

Stations with the first rays of the sun that make you want to plant your first plants! Between March and mid-May, frosts still lurk and can be fatal for your plants. It is therefore not recommended to plant before May 15th. To sow in place, it is better to wait for the passage of the Ice Saints.

11) Scrape the lawn

Before scraping the grass, it is best to wait for the soil to dry. In fact, with winter the ground becomes waterlogged. However, scraping a lawn full of water has the effect of making the soil more compact and therefore suffocating it while keeping the weeds in place.

12) Fold the leaves

Some bulb flowers take up a lot of space in the garden due to their foliage. However, it is better to wait a little longer before cutting them if you want to see your bulbs bloom.