Even though it is still cold and damp, we will soon start having a sunny day or two to remind us that it will be time to Come Alive Outside.  That means it’s time to start planning and preparing how you want your landscape to look come springtime. There are numerous things that you can do to get ready for the next gardening season. It’s always nice to get a headstart on your next project, and now is the time to start planning what you want your garden to look like come spring. Here are some things to think about now so that you can enjoy your outdoor space later.

Clean

 Before you can do anything with a new garden, you must clean out last year’s garden.  It’s important to not wait too late to begin your clean-up as it is much easier to cut plants back before the old growth gets tangled with the new growth.

Now is a also great time to inspect your gardening tools.  This will help you determine which tools are in need of repair or replacement.  As with any job, having the correct and functional tool is paramount!  By getting your tools ready now, you can focus on the other aspects of your garden and landscape when it’s warm enough to be outside.

Brainstorm

This is the time to ask yourself what you like about your garden and if there are things you would like to add or change. Winter gives you a lot of time to think about your garden and come up with new ways to revitalize your outdoor oasis. Be creative, come up with new ideas, and be sure to make a list so you don’t forget all of your refreshing designs.

Fine-Tune  

If you are going to tackle this yourself, once you’ve thought up your best ideas, pare down your list to one or two projects. You don’t want to start too many things at once. If you prefer to leave this to the professionals, it’s a great time of year to seek assistance. Define your questions and project goals. 

Prepare

When you’ve decided what projects are important to you, ask yourself, “What do I need to do to make this happen?” For example, if you want to make another raised bed for your edible garden, now is the time to buy the supplies and even construct the frame so that you are ready to plant by late April or early May. 

Spring is approaching faster than you would think. Now is the time to start preparing for the coming season. You can come up with a new idea or design and start putting it into action right now, and we can help. 

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