Why buy delivered plants?
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas – it’s spring! Which is kind of like Christmas for gardeners if you think about it. It’s the season of growing, greening, and blooming. The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and the birds are singing louder!
With so much new life and growth, spring is a busy time for us gardeners and it’s hard to know where to start. So, to help you prepare for your spring our resident plant nerds decided to get in touch with our garden for some spring gardening tips. Here’s what our garden had to say:
Garden: Dear Gardeners, thanks for reaching out! It’s so kind of you to think of me during this hectic time. As you know, spring is my busiest season. There’s so much to organise and get ready for summer. And you know what? I really could use your help!
There are lots of things you can do to assist me this spring so we can both get the most out of the season. To help you, help me, I have answered your spring gardening questions below.
Garden: Growing plants is thirsty work yo! As the days get warmer and longer, I need more to drink. Just think about all of those new roots, shoots, leaves and blooms I have to support. Plants need regular watering to thrive as they reach out and grow.
It’s important to remember that in Australia spring occurs in the dry season, so while we might get a bit of rain, odds are you’ll need to help me out. In winter, most of my plants are happy with 30mm of water each week, but in spring they need more. It’s time to up the watering to 30mm of water twice a week for plants, 3 times a week for the lawn, and once a week for any Australian native plants.
Garden: Spring is a great time for planting flowers, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. So, if you’re asking yourself the question: When should I start planting? The answer is now! Want to get your veggie patch ready for summer?
Want to get some seedlings into the ground? Here are my top picks:
If you’re keen on some spring flowering Australian natives, you can also plant some waratahs, kangaroo paw, bottlebrush or everlasting daisies. For best results, make sure you check that the plants you choose are suitable to your growing region!
Garden: Yes, yes and yes! Late winter to early spring is a great time to prune. Many of your deciduous trees will be looking leggy and woody, so it’s great idea to cut off any dead branches or stems so the trees can put all their energy into growing newer stronger ones. When pruning, try to create clean cuts nearer to the trunk or main stem without tearing the bark to reduce entry points for pest or disease.
Trees and shrubs that bloom summer to autumn are also best pruned in early spring when their annual growth begins. Keep an eye on your spring flowering trees and shrubs as they should be pruned right after they finish flowering to increase blooms next season.
Garden: Oh yeah! Fertilising is an important part of spring gardening. With all this growing, your plants are going to need all the energy and nutrients they can get. Spring is the perfect time to feed your plants, so they get an added boost as we head into the warmer months. This is especially important for hungry fruit trees and vegetables, roses, gardenias, hibiscus and other ornamentals. It’s also a great time for fertilising your lawn. When it comes to fertilising Australian natives, make sure you only use native fertiliser, otherwise you will burn the roots and leaves!
Garden: Yes absolutely! Spring is an ideal time to add some extra mulch. Once you're finished planting out, it’s time to add a fresh layer of mulch around your new babies. Re-mulching my garden beds will keep the ground nice and moist throughout the rest of spring and into summer as the temperature rises. Better yet, by mulching now, you can nip weeds in the bud and stop them sprouting, which means next-to-no weeding in summer!
Garden: Keep an eye out for pest on new leaf and bud growth. Most pests will lay dormant throughout winter and then start causing mischief as the days warm up. Some common culprits include:
If you’re looking for eco-friendly, plant protection, try Eco-neem – a registered organic insecticide perfect for controlling various sucking and chewing pests. Just remember neem oil isn’t suitable for edible plants that grow fruits, veggies or herbs. If you're looking for a solution for edible plants, try Eco-oil instead!
Garden: What are you waiting for? Stop beating around the bush and let’s get this spring sprung! If you have any other questions about spring gardening, then I’m sure the team at Plants in a Box can help! You can chat to their resident plant nerds anytime via their support center!
Well, I better get back to it! You know me, flowers to bloom, leaves to shoot!
Your Garden xxx
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
We sell plants by the pack, because when you buy 10 plants of one variety it’s quicker to pick and pack - saving us time and you money. When you buy from us, you’re effectively cutting out the wholesale and retail margin, allowing us to sell a premium plant for a fraction of the retail cost.
With best customer service team in the plant game, we have earned a 5 star reputation from independent feedback platform Feefo. We are realistic - sometimes things go wrong but we work hard to resolve it, even when it is not our fault.
Growing plants can be a bit daunting but with a bit of expert help you can grow a green thumb. Our phone number is front and centre because we are here to help!
Younger plants have a tendency to adjust in a new environment more rapidly than larger plants.
Digging holes is not that much fun! The good news is our plants require far less effort to plant for one simple reason - the holes are smaller.
Quality is important to us - if we wouldn’t buy it ourselves, we won’t send it to you.
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