5 things you can do in your yard now to get ready for spring

It’s safe to say, we’ve never had a spring like this one. And I hope we never will again. But in the time of Coronavirus, we need a hero, and spring is ready to step in. Get some fresh air and sunshine. Walk your yard, let the kids and dogs stretch their legs. Get outside to keep from going a little crazy (yes).

I took my own advice and walked my yard the other day and here’s what I’m doing and using in my outdoor spaces:

1. Take a walk around your yard.

See what’s happening out here. What’s breaking bud (yes!), what needs to be trimmed back, are there holes to fill, do you have something special in mind?

2. Clean out your containers.

Get rid of old plants and make way for color. Give containers a good clean by washing with warm, soapy water. Add fresh potting soil before replanting.

3. Pick up some spring color.

Order pansies, pussy willow branches or pre-planted Grab & Go porch pots to drop right into your containers.

4. Do some spring cleaning.

Rake and remove old leaves, prune broken or dead branches, cut down perennial grasses, and prune summer flowering perennials. Don’t know what to prune and when to do it? See our pruning guide for details.

5. Get your beds made.

After you clean things up a bit, add Elements organic fertilizer or 12-12-12 to all plants (see package directions). Weed stopper with Dimension is a total time-saver. Then add a 2-3” layer of hardwood mulch to existing beds.

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One response to “5 things you can do in your yard now to get ready for spring”

  1. Ben Woodard says:

    I think you were listed as a distributor for Seed Savers Exchange. Looking for kale, cabbage, and turnip seeds. Anything left? Would also be interested in any other garden seed you might have.

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