Top 10 Spring Clean-up Tips

487120715Spring Clean-Up

After the longest, coldest, grey winter, your are itching to get outdoors at the first sign of sunshine, and the ground thaw.

Dress comfortable and do some stretches to help prevent aches and pains later.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1) Get out your favourite tools, gloves, pruners, rakes, shovel, wheel barrel, and yard waste bags.
2) Rake your lawn.
3) Pick up any branches and debris that may have fallen during the winter storms.
4) Rake up any leaves that were left around the bottom of shrubs and perennials from the fall.
5) Trim off and dead head any perennials that we’re left behind for winter interest.
6) Turn over soil or replenish nutrients by adding new compost or triple mix soil.
7) Plant any trees or shrubs that can handle the cooler temperatures of spring.
8) Split and transplant any late summer or fall blooming plants.
9) Pull out planters, containers or flower boxes out of storage or clean them out if they were left outside all winter.
10)  Stand back, wait for things to pop up and begin to plan any new additions to your garden spaces with The Garden Girls.

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