Single mamas have so much on their plates, but it’s also essential to get some time to yourself. One way to get some peace is to get outside and try gardening. Here are some tips for starting your spring garden so that you can have the backyard oasis you deserve.
Dealing With Drainage
Before we get into the fun stuff, we should talk about drainage. The reality is, the rare snowstorms we’ve been having will leave puddles all over your yard. Luckily, there are effective drainage solutions for flat yards that everyone should know. For starters, think about getting a window well cover for your basement window to prevent water from getting inside. For more severe cases, you can dig a pipe underneath the ground to change the direction of the water.
Clean the Area
After you take care of the drainage problem, you should clean the area. Get rid of any debris that the winter left behind. Brush away tree branches and pull out any weeds. The cleaner the site is, the easier it’ll be to garden.
Get High-Quality Seeds
You’ll need high-quality seeds for your garden if you want to be successful. Don’t be afraid to shop around a bit and ask fellow gardeners what seeds they use. Don’t skimp on quality to get a better price. Even though the seeds will be expensive, it’ll be worth it in the end when you have a garden that everyone will envy. With quality seeds, you can start any type of garden, from herbs to vegetables to colorful flowers.
These tips for starting your spring garden will help you achieve your wildest gardening dreams. Gardening is soothing and rewarding because you can marvel at what you created once you finish. Make sure to tell the kiddos that this is mama’s space. Sure, they can help fertilize or water things, but this should be your pride and joy—something entirely yours.