Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now

 


Article by: Yvonne Cunnington

Can't wait to get back to the garden? Use this handy spring garden , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' guide to get started. Believe it or not, the key is avoid getting too impatient and doing certain jobs too soon.

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  • Start winter , Outdoor Kitchens: Attention All Cooks - You've Never Had It This Good! cleanup of the lawn , Cannibals on the Porch when the grass , Tomato Plant Care is no longer sopping wet and planting beds , Tomato Plant Care stop being a sea of mud. Rake your lawn , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings to get rid of dead growth, stray leaves, twigs and winter , Tulip Trees - The King of the Magnolias debris and let light , Benefits of Mulch and air , Funniest Pond Stories-Part 1, May 2004 to the soil , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area level, encouraging the grass , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy to grow. , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch

  • Re-seed bare or damaged patches of lawn. , A Touch of Feng Shui in the Garden Scratch up the soil , Cannibals on the Porch with a rake first. Mix a shovel of soil , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy with a couple of scoops of grass , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye seed and spread in the patch you're fixing. Rake level and keep well-watered until seeds , How to Create a Zen Garden germinate and the new grass , Vegetable Container Gardening establishes.

  • Remove tree , Benefits of Mulch guards or burlap winter , How to Create a Zen Garden protection from any young trees , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' or shrubs. , Patio Bar Chairs for Comfortable Outdoor and Poolside Seating Try not to leave tree , Flowering s - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time guards in place , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area over the summer. , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden They keep rabbits and mice from nibbling on tender bark over the winter, , Outdoor Kitchens: Attention All Cooks - You've Never Had It This Good! but trees , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' don't need them in summer. , Plant A Simple Tea Garden They don't allow enough air , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers movement around the base of the trunk and that can promote rot of the bark.

  • Transplant any existing shrubs , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July you want to move before they begin to leaf out.

  • Weeds start growing , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July vigorously early, so when you spot them, go to it. Getting on top of the weeding now means a lot less work later. Weeds , Cocoa Trees are easier to pull out while their roots , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate are still shallow in early spring. , Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting

  • Apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees, , Artificial s Advantages magnolias, crabapples and shrubs , Cannibals on the Porch such as euonymous to control scale insects and other overwintering pests. , Boundaries and Rooms in Your Garden Use this organic , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers pest control method when the buds , Teak Patio Furniture are swelling but the leaves haven't opened yet. Apply when temperatures , Pond Filter are between 40 and 70 degrees F (4-21 degrees C).

  • Get your lawn , Gardening Tips for Early - Mid July mower checked and its blades sharpened if you didn't get the job done in late winter. , Flowering Trees - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time Sharp blades cut better and leave your lawn grass , Snow Blowers healthier.


Early spring garden , Poly Tarps For Home and : More Than Meets The Eye jobs: In the flower , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden garden

  • Don't be in a rush to remove winter , Landscaping Lighting Techniques mulch or to cut back evergreen plants , Plastic & Resin Patio Furniture Ė What You Donít Know such as lavender until temperatures , Hydroponic Plant Systems - What, No Dirt? are reliably warm.

  • Freeze and thaw cycles over the winter , US State Flags may given some of your plants , Funniest Pond Stories-Part 1, May 2004 the heave-ho. Replant any perennials , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings that the frost has heaved out of the ground as soon as you can.

  • Cut back any remaining dead perennial , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye foliage from last season , Patio Bar Chairs for Comfortable Outdoor and Poolside Seating (trimmings can go into the compost).

  • Cut back ornamental grasses , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings to about 10 inches from the ground.

  • Remove winter , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch protection of mounded earth , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden from roses. , Discount Patio Furniture Prune rose , Snow Blowers bushes before they start to leaf out.

  • Resist the urge to start digging in your flower , ing Trees - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time beds too early. You can damage the soil's structure. If you pick up a handful of soil, , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed it should fall , Attract Butterflies To Your Garden! apart, not stick together like glue. When it's dry enough, you can start to dig beds , Cocoa Trees and add compost , Snow Blowers or manure in preparation for planting.

  • Grass growth is vigorous in the early spring garden, , The As Healer so edge your flower , Patio Bar Chairs for Comfortable Outdoor and Poolside Seating beds with a sharp trench between them and the grass , Patio Awnings Add Space to Your Living Area to keep it in bounds. Repeat this job a couple of times through the season, , Snow Blowers or installing permanent edging goes a long way towards having a lower maintenance flower garden. , Tomato Plant Care
Yvonne Cunnington - EzineArticles Expert Author
Yvonne Cunnington is an avid gardener and the author of Clueless in the Garden: A Guide for the Horticulturally Helpless (Toronto: Key Porter, 2003).

Visit her website http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com for more flower gardening , Growing A Brush Cherry Bonsai In Your Garden tips.

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