Spring is here and we couldn’t be happier! Now it’s time to get a jump start on preparing your garden for the summer months.
Our Spring Garden To-Do-List
- Prune away dead and damaged branches to promote new growth, but keep in mind it’s best to do after the threats of hard frost have past
- Cut back and divide perennials as needed before the roots become better established in the soil to avoid the chance of damaging the root system
- Prep the beds by cleaning up around plants. If the mulch is broken down, work it into your beds, but if any mulch or leaves are not broken down they can be composted and used in the coming seasons
- Prep damaged lawn areas for spring seeding
- Clean up hardscape surfaces and fix any damaged walls or structures
- Plant woody plants. A few of our favorites are: Ceanothus americanus (Commonly Known: New Jersey Tea), Fagus grandifolia (Commonly Known: American Beech) and Rosa carolina (Commonly Known: Carolina Rose)
- Get a jump-start on weeds. Take control before they take control of your garden.
- Rejuvenate your soil by adding a fresh layer of compost and then mulch.
- Plant cold hardy vegetables such as, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, onions, radish, swiss chard, kale, spinach and peas. For an extended list visit bhg.com’s list here