Caring for a garden can be a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t have a green thumb.
Creating a gardener calendar can help keep things under control so that your garden doesn’t turn into an overgrown jungle.
How to make a garden calendar?
A variety of books are available to buy off the shelf that detail what jobs need to be done and when, but creating your own is a lot more fun and could save you a few pennies as well.
Everything from a wall calendar to a daily, weekly, or monthly planner can be used, depending on how much detail you want.
This will help with reminders of what needs to be done and when.
A gardener’s calendar can help you with your gardening plans, not only for the tasks at hand, but also for tracking progress and activities.
It can also be used to track your budget.
A calendar can also be used to keep track of the weather and the condition of your plants, as extreme weather conditions such as a very hot summer or a freezing winter can cause you to alter your plans.
What should I do in my garden each month?
A Gardener’s Journal can be useful to both the expert gardener with acres to maintain as well as the person living in a downtown apartment with only room for a few planters.
Creating your own calendar means you can tailor it to your own specific needs throughout the year.
While far from exhaustive, here are some of the top things you need to do throughout the year, according to the experts at Country life.
The start of the year is a great time to organize yourself for the year ahead.
Check all of your gardening tools and equipment to see if they are still functioning properly and if they need to be sharpened or cleaned.
Make plans for the coming year and decide what you want to do and think about what new tools you might need.
Tidying up the garden well is also a good idea, including greenhouses or sheds.
Continue to prune the perennials.
Check garden features or features and fences for any signs of damage.
Now is the time to order summer bulbs like lilies or gladioli and start sowing annuals to produce early blooms.
Start pruning your roses, if you have any.
February is also a good month to finalize the look of your garden by planning where you want to put certain plants and flowers.
Continue to weed and mulch.
Now is the time to seriously start sowing these seeds, especially for hardy annuals and perennials.
This is also the perfect time to potted those seedlings and prune the roses.
If you have a gravel path, it’s a good idea to check it to see if it needs to be recharged.
If you intend to grow sweet peas, now is the time to plant the seedlings and continue with your seedlings.
April is also the time to start applying biological control.
This is also a good time to paint some shade on your greenhouse as the warmer months approach.
Water all plants in greenhouses or pots.
Don’t let the weeds get out of hand.
There is a lot of repotting to do in May, including repotting.
Dahlias should be planted by the end of the month.
Remove your tulip bulbs to make room for your next harvest and empty all spring pots.
Keep your greenhouse and potted plants well watered and make sure all pests are kept at bay.
Lots more plantings to do.
Replant all greenhouse beds.
Start sowing the biennials.
Dead plants like peonies.
Keep these plants in well-watered greenhouses and pots.
Continue to keep these weeds under control.
Remove any dead annuals and replace them with late-season crops.
Plant pots for all end of season displays.
Keep beating your head up high and keeping these weeds under control.
Start planting biennials, if there is room.
You may want to collect seed heads to dry them out and make a winter decoration.
Order your supply of spring bulbs and sweet pea seeds by the end of the month.
Also order your annual seeds.
Continue to plant your biennials as space becomes available.
Keep watering your greenhouse and potted plants and keep getting rid of those weeds.
In the world of gardening, now is a good time to go on vacation.
Sow all hardy annual seeds for flowering next year.
Continue to dead plants and weeding.
Order new perennials and start planting them.
Make plans where to plant bulbs.
Water greenhouse and potted plants.
Start planting spring bulbs.
Order bare root shrubs and roses.
Empty pots from all late summer exhibitions.
Plant hardy annuals before the temperature gets too cold.
Don’t forget about weeding.
Continue to plant spring bulbs and tulips.
Prune your roses to reduce the rock from the wind.
Sow sweet peas for flowers next year.
November is also the time for a good cleaning of the garden.
It’s also a good time to start thinking about next year and developing any plans you might have for your garden.
Plant all bare root shrubs.
Plant seedlings in your greenhouse for the next year.
Clean out your greenhouse and garden shed.