Spring Forward: Prepping Your Plants for Spring

Spring Forward: Prepping Your Plants for Spring

Hey plant parents, spring is almost here! As the days grow longer and the warmth of spring approaches, it's time to shake off the winter blues and start thinking about our goals for our green amigos. Just like us, plants are eager for the change of seasons, and with a little spring TLC, we can make sure our plants are set up for success in the months ahead. Let's dive into some tips to get a head start on prepping your plants for their spring awakening!

Here are a few key things to consider heading into the new season:

Watering: With the increasing daylight hours, your plants' may be feeling a little more thirsty. As the sun becomes more intense, soil may dry out more quickly, especially if near windows or under direct sunlight. Keep a close eye on soil moisture and be ready to adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Sounds like a good time to finally get that watering can you've had your eye on...

Repotting: Spring is the perfect time to assess your plants' root situation and consider repotting if necessary. As plants emerge from their winter dormancy, they'll appreciate fresh soil and extra room to stretch out their roots. Look for signs of pot-bound roots, such as roots circling the pot's edges or excessively protruding from drainage holes. Choose a pot that's 1-2 inches larger, shake out the roots, refresh the soil, and gently transplant your plant into its new home.

Pruning: New ‘do who dis? Spring is a good time to think about giving your amigos a little haircut as pruning encourages new growth, shapes the plant's form, and removes any dead or damaged foliage accumulated over the winter months. Focus on removing leggy stems, yellowing leaves, or any growth that appears unhealthy. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make precise cuts, and remember to step back occasionally to admire your handiwork (you know… before you go full Edward Scissorhands...).

Fertilizing: As your plants ramp up their growth in anticipation of spring, they'll benefit from a boost of nutrients. Choose a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer and apply it according to the package instructions. Be mindful not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to nutrient burn or salt buildup in the soil. A gentle feeding once every few weeks should be enough to keep your plants happy and healthy as they embark on their *next chapter* of growth. Take a look at our fertilizer options, your amigos will thank you!

With a little attention and care, our plants will spring forward into the new season feeling fresh and ready to grow. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, dust off our gardening gloves, and get ready to welcome spring with open arms—and healthy plants!

Psst... Don’t forget to stock up your toolkit so you’re ready to roll - check out our lineup of handy plant care accessories!

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