- Keep houseplants close to bright windows. Check soil for dryness before watering.
- Examine produce, tender flower bulbs and roots stored for the winter for rot, shriveling or excess moisture. Remove and discard damaged material.
- Sketch garden plans, including what to grow, spacing, arrangement and number of plants needed.
- Order seeds and plants as early as possible for best selection.
- Start seeds for cool-season vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, five to seven weeks before transplanting outdoors.
- Start seeds for impatiens, begonia, geranium and other slow growing annuals.
- Prune landscape plants except early spring
bloomers, which should be pruned within a month after the have finished
blooming. Birches, maples, dogwoods and other heavy sap bleeders can be pruned
in early summer.
- Repair or build trellis for roses, grapes and
other vining plants as needed.
- Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs as they break
- Prepare lawn and garden equipment for the
upcoming growing season. Sharpen blades and have equipment serviced before the
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