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Get Your Yard Ready for the Fast-Approaching Spring

Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by in Home Improvement

For many people, this year’s winter has been bitter, cold, and snowy, but it is now time to start thinking about spring gardens and lawns. There are some flowers and vegetables that must be planted in the early months of the year in order for them to be fully grown before their growing season ends. Spring planting will allow you to fully inspect your yard and make note of improvements you should make.

Planning Planting Around Your Area’s Growing Season

Depending on where you live, you may need to begin your spring planting project in January or February. Colder places have much shorter growing seasons and ground that remains frozen longer which prevents early planting. If you have questions about your growing season, you can look for more information online or ask a botanical specialist.

Spring Crops

There are several crops that require much of the year to grow and mature. In order for these crops to be ready, they must be seeded in later winter or very early spring. However, it is just as important to wait to plant fast growing vegetable as a late frost or snow storm could freeze newly sprouted buds and kill them. Vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, asparagus, beets, and cabbage should be planted as early as possible.

Flowers and Lawn

Despite their name, pansies are actually tough little flowers, and can easily survive late frost and snow. If you would like have flowers as soon as possible, purchase some pansies from a local greenhouse. To get ready for your tulips, daffodils and other early spring perennials, clear away any winter debris from your flower beds. Also, clean up your lawn of pine needles, decomposing leaves, and other natural refuse and inspect how it fared during the winter months. If you notice that there are lean or under-grown spots on your yard, consider overseeing, or even completely replanting new turf. Make your spring planting a success by knowing when the growing seasons starts and being prepared for the first fine days of the season with flower and vegetable sprouts.

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