6 ways to prepare your garden for spring
Gardeners, it’s about 45 days after spring, March 20thy Being the vernal equinox, it translates into equal periods of day and night hours. The daylight hours begin to increase as the night hours diminish, giving us more time outdoors to do the things we enjoy most – like gardening! Spring is near. So, to prepare for its arrival, start keeping track of gardening tasks that (if you’re like me) have moved further down your priority list. The final frost date will likely fall somewhere between the end of February and mid-March, but if you plant temperature-sensitive plants early, prepare by providing a frost cloth to cover the tender plants.
maintenance – Prepare for the “hustle” of spring by making sure your garden tools and equipment are in good working order. Mower blades and pruning tools need to be sharpened, rust removed from pruning tools, leaky garden hoses fixed, pruning tools rusted out and sharpened, shovel/hoe handles smooth and oiled, wheelbarrow tires trapped air, etc. Perform essential garden maintenance tasks now, before Spring is arriving, otherwise you’ll be starting the season with an expanding to-do list that’s hard to catch up on!