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The Gardener's To-Do List for Spring

It’s finally starting to feel and smell like spring. The grass is getting greener and warm temperatures are becoming more frequent. If you’re a gardener, spring is your season. You can finally start bringing your garden back to life from the winter freeze. Consider some of these spring gardening tips and get ready to plant your favorite flowers, fruits and veggies. 

Freshen Up Garden Beds

Have you checked your garden beds yet? Go out and take a look. Spring garden care means it’s time to remove any winter debris, break up or work in the soil, build up beds with compost and add new mulch.

Take Inventory of Your Garden Supplies and Make Repairs

When you packed your gardening tools, flower pots and supplies away last fall did you happen to break a necessary tool or run out of bags of soil? Now’s a great time to take inventory of your gardening shed and make note of things you may need to replace. Making a trip (or two) to the home improvement store is one spring gardening tip that could save you time later when you’re in the middle of planting. Additionally, while the weather is mild it’s a great time to make home repairs that popped up over the winter – replacing deck boards, shifting landscaping bricks, etc. If you’re really motivated, you may even consider building new garden beds.

Prune Trees and Shrubs

This simple spring gardening tip gives your landscape a quick makeover. For trees and shrubs that bloom in the spring, it’s a good idea to prune once their flowers have faded. When it comes to trees and shrubs that flower in mid to late summer, plan on trimming them in winter or early spring.

Plant Veggies

Garden staples like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, kale, peas, radishes, spinach and more are considered frost tolerant vegetables that can be planted in early spring. Use this spring gardening tip to make the most out of planting edibles that can also add color to your garden.

Plan Out Your Space

If you’re limited on garden space, it’s a good idea to come up with a game plan so you don’t end up crowding your veggies, fruits and flowers. Make a list of the items you enjoy the most. Consider some landscaping trends to make the most of your space.


After a long winter, spring can feel like a fresh start. The prep work you put in now to get your garden ready for the season will bring you joy for many months! Happy gardening!