No matter where you live, take advantage of late winter and get your garden ready for spring. After winter, especially if you have one with heavy wind, rains, or snow, your garden is going to need some extra love and attention!
Here are my five tips to getting your garden ready for new growth.
1.Clean up – go through all of your beds and lawn and remove any debris, such as fallen branches, pinecones, and leaves. Take a look at the beds and see if the leaves or mulch is too high. Too much mulch can suffocate your plants! If you have too much mulch remove or replace.
2.Prune all trees and shrubs except for spring blooming shrubs. My basic rule of thumb is that if a plant flowers before mid- June prune it after the spring and after it flowers. Wait until they are done blooming! Now is not the time to prune your azaleas or anything that blooms in the early spring. This time of year, I always prune my limelight hydrangeas!