Spring gardening checklist

Aide-mémoire for gardeners

At last, the gardening season is well underway! Planning on going to your garden centre this weekend? Here are eight tips that will help you prepare before you start shopping.

1. Take measurements 

It's important to know what the surface area of your veggie garden is, as well as the containers you're planning to use. This will help you determine the product quantity required for your project.

2. Make a list

After a long winter, it can be hard to remember all that's required to create a garden. Walk around the yard and take the time to make a list of all the things you will need.

3.  Assess the condition of your soil

To determine whether you must improve your soil with compost or fertilizer, for example, it's important to assess its condition first. 

4. Read labels ​

Make sure to read the tips about maintenance, light, fertilizer and watering on the back of labels.

5. Think about mulch

To retain moisture and fight off weeds, mulch is the ideal solution. 

6. Don't forget to fertilize

Whether for your lawn, veggie garden or flower beds, fertilizer will add nutrients that will improve plant growth, yield and quality.

7. Don't hesitate to ask for advice

As the popular saying goes, "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask". The staff at the garden centre are an excellent source of free advice! 

8. Bring pictures of your garden

Not sure about the layout you would like? With pictures, it will be easier for the staff at the garden centre to help you achieve your project.