Our friends at Kennedy Landscaping Ltd. gave us tips on maintaining and transitioning your garden from Winter to Spring and Summer:
Flowers and plants require neutral soils to perform their best. The extreme wet Winter and Spring we have had may have caused your soil to become too acidic, preventing plants from getting the nutrients they need, and in some cases, affected by toxic materials such as aluminium. This can be corrected with the addition of lime to help balance the pH levels, which plays a vital part in the chemistry of the plants further ensuring healthy lawns and gardens. As a rule, an effective pH level for a flower garden is from 6.0 to 6.5. A soil test will help determine if you need lime to offset acidity levels thus providing your home to flourish with the garden haven you deserve.