Springtime in the Garden

Prep your beds
If winter mulch is well composted, you can mix it into the soil for a spring boost. Otherwise, remove winter mulch and leaves to clear soil where you will plant for the new season.

Time to divide perennials.
If you already have perennials, dividing them is an easy (and free!) way get more plants. It also keeps your plants healthy and encourages fresh growth.

Plant Vegetables
Plant cool season vegetables in early spring when the soil thaws.  Potatoes, artichokes, peas, and some lettuces, germinate best in cool soil , and early planting will yield an early summer harvest.

Pruning
Early spring is the time to prune any fruit trees that didn’t get pruned in winter. You can also prune flowering shrubs (like forsythia or butterfly bush) before they push out new growth.

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