Helpful Gardening Tips for Beginners

Here are some beginner gardening tips to make sure you're on your way to the best spring garden in the neighborhood. 

Hello springtime! Now that we're starting to see warmer weather, it’s time to dig in and start planning the anticipated spring garden.

Here are some beginner gardening tips to make sure you're on your way to the best spring garden in the neighborhood.

  • Clean out the garden. Get rid of any weeds and remove debris. Garden clean-up should also include maintenance of the compost pile.
  • Revitalize the soil. Your soil is likely dried out and it may be thirsty. You should also think about adding an organic soil conditioner or fertilizer to increase the health of the soil and improve the life of your plants.
  • Prune old plants that may have lasted after the winter season to make way for fresh spring growth.
  • Once you have cleaned up your garden, it is time to put your attention to new plants or shrubs. Use local wisdom to guide your planning process. Many local extension offices have charts with recommended planting dates and spacing.

Take a look around our website, and if you have questions or need help, please email us at or call us at 800-608-3755. We want to help you get the most out of your garden.

About the Author

Mike Usry

Mike Usry


This was written by Mike Usry, the President of Southland Organics. Mike is an entrepreneur and soil enthusiast with a passion for educating on agriscience-based topics to help business owners and homeowners alike grow plants, turf, poultry and more. Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia and his MBA from the University of South Florida. The combination of his education and experience has given him a deep understanding of both business and the science behind our products. Mike founded Southland Organics in 2009.

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Erin Flowers

Copywriter and Editor

This was edited by Erin Flowers. As a writer and editor, Erin keeps a close eye on the details. Erin thoroughly researches each topic, fact checking and source searching to give our readers helpful resources for raising chickens, homesteading, and growing lawns and gardens. Erin graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising. She began working with Southland Organics in 2018.

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