Get your home spring-ready with a colorful garden.

Have you started your spring garden yet? If you haven’t, or if you’re not quite the horticulturist that you’d like to be, fear not.

We’ve compiled some spring gardening tips to get your front and back lawn looking picture-perfect and spring-ready!

Check out these gardening tips:

  • Select quality bulbs – Look for those which are plump and firm. Avoid those which are soft, mushy, and on the small side.
  • Pick the right spot – Even healthy bulbs will fail if they’re planted in the wrong spot. Most bulbs to best in sun and with well-drained soil.
  • Get the timing right – Spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils should be planted in September or October. For summer-blooming beauties, such as dahlia and gladiolus, plant in spring.
  • Plant them deep enough – Generally, a whole two to three times deeper than the bulb is tall!
  • Place them pointy side up – The pointed end should be sticking up!
  • Give them good quality soil – Well-drained soil rich in organic matter helps the possibility of good blooming.
  • Bulbs are plants too – They will always appreciate a good drink after you plant them.
  • Use fertilizer – Crush up your used egg shells to spring on your plants as they are a great source of calcium carbonate and will provide useful nutrients for the plants.
  • Use cooking water – After you boil pasta or vegetables, drain the water into your watering can to use on your plants! Instead of tipping the water down the drain, your plants will appreciate the nutrients.
  • Bring it back – Remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants to get your trees and shrubs healthy again!

Now that your garden is bright and prepped for summer, be sure to review your insurance coverages. Protecting your house through homeowners insurance allows you to spend more time in the garden and less time worrying about repairing or replacing your home and possessions. For a tailored policy to suit your needs, contact North Central Insurance in Elk River, Minnesota today.