The great outdoors may be taking a winter nap, but this is the season for gardening dreams! Now is the perfect time for you to get moving on key tasks that will enhance your spring gardens and keep indoor plants healthy now. Planning, dreaming and reflecting on hits and misses from last years’ gardens are all tasks that should be started early to make spring gardening an effortless experience.
Winter can feel like it lingers on and on, and all the more reason to think sunny thoughts with these easy suggestions for garden planning and tasks to accomplish indoors and out.
Winter can feel like it lingers on and on, and all the more reason to think sunny thoughts with these easy suggestions for garden planning and tasks to accomplish indoors and out. Start a garden journal: Record what and where you planted last year, how everything went and start recording your dreams for your spring garden.Consult the experts: Visit local garden centers, farmers or landscapers, and get a second opinion about your gardening ideas and plans.Seed catalogs: If you’re planning to try something more exotic this year, seed catalogs are the way to go.Indoor plants: Don’t forget your indoor greenery; houseplants often need some special attention in the winter too.Get soil tested: Learning more about your garden soil can be a valuable tool in planning what to plant come spring.Brush off branches: If you’re in an area that gets heavy snow be sure to gently brush off the branches of shrubs and trees in your yard.Clean your tools: Make sure everything is safe from the elements and get rid of any tools that are broken or badly damaged.