Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams
We are ready for it! Even though there might still be some of that awful white stuff still on the ground, it’s time to plan those spring projects. From yard clean-up to brand new patio, it pays to be organized.
To tackle all of those ‘spring cleaning’ yard chores, start with a list of all the tasks you need to accomplish. Take a walk through your garden and note any winter damage that you might need to address. You might also be surprised at what has started to come back to life. Discovering that first Crocus bloom is a late winter treat! By assessing the conditions, you will get a sense for how much time you will need to devote. Once you have your to-do list, you can take advantage of any windows of nice weather and chip away at the project. If you approach the chores one at a time, the list may not be so daunting.
This is also the time to start your summer veggies and annuals. You can get a quick shot of color therapy while you peruse the seed catalogs and websites. You will need to order your selections as you want to set up your seed starting area soon. This is also the time to order bare-root plants, including roses and fruit trees. The companies will adjust shipping schedule according to your planting zone.
The best part about this time of year is planning your creative garden projects. Look around your neighborhood and the web for inspiration. Find things you like and apply those principles to your projects. Whether you need new stepping stones or want to add a raised herb bed, you need to decide on your materials and your budget. Don’t hesitate to call around and ask about pricing for stone, timbers, soil delivery, etc. Depending upon the scope of your project, you may want to consult a landscape designer to help you with the details. These lawn and landscaping professionals can offer you a whole range of services, from advice to installing you whole project and everything in between.
Remember, fortune favors the prepared. By handling the decision-making ahead of time, you will be ready to jump in with both feet as soon as the weather is right. You can accomplish your tasks early and enjoy the fruits (maybe literally) of your labor while everyone else is still toiling away.