Checklist for Your Spring Garden Tune-Up
From Garden Betty
March 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
Early spring can feel like a game of garden roulette: sunny and warm one week, tempting you to transplant all those tomatoes you’d started inside, then wet and cold the next week, reminding you that frost isn’t entirely out of the picture. If you’re itching to get outside but the unpredictable weather is reigning you in, there’s still plenty you can do around the yard before (and aside from) sowing seeds or putting tender seedlings in the ground. The name of the game in March is “clean-up,” and this checklist will walk you through all the sometimes forgotten (or intentionally overlooked) tasks to help you tune-up your garden for prime planting season. Tidy Up the Yard While you wait for the mud to drain and dry in your garden beds, take the time to spruce up the rest of your yard (because we all know that once the season gets going, these chores are usually the last on the list to be tackled). Rake and collect debris. Add leaf litter to your compost heap, or set it aside to mulch your garden beds. If you have a wood chipper, run small sticks and pieces of bark through it to make […]
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