Spring is right around the corner! Whether you decided to keep growing over the winter or not, there is lots to do to prepare for the spring growing season. For most of us in the Middle Tennessee area (zone 7) our last average frost is somewhere around April 15. While this is an estimated date and varies, it is a good indicator of when to begin planting lots of spring things in the garden.
Although it is currently only February and April is several weeks away, now is the time to check off several garden to do's!
Plan - Plan out what you want to grow over the season. Once you have your plants picked out, begin planning things such as plant spacing, planting time, harvest time, succession planting and crop rotation.
Seeds - If you are planning to start your own plants from seed, now is the time to purchase seeds.
Soil - Soil is the foundation to every garden. Begin your spring growing season with a soil analysis and applying compost.
Plants - As long as the ground is not frozen, many cold hardy vegetables and cut flowers can be directly sown in the garden now. Warm season crops such as peppers and tomatoes can be started indoors towards the end of the month.
Don't let the spring growing season sneak up on you this year! Be ready when the time is right by following this simple checklist.
Gardenscapes is already gearing up for a fun and exciting spring season! Be sure to follow along with us on social media as we build and maintain gardens throughout Middle Tennessee. If you are in need of our services be sure to contact us or schedule an appointment today!
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Lemongrass maintenance is one of my favorite things to do in the garden each fall. I begin by cutting the plant back and then dividing my Lemongrass plant into many plants. Lemongrass is not only a great addition to a garden for its edible qualities, but it also serves as a decorative grass. Here in the southern part of the United States, we also love its ability to keep pesky mosquitos at bay!