Five Easy “P’s” for the Perfect Spring Garden

March is here and spring is in the air!  Before you jump into the garden, Frankie has 5 things you should consider for gardening in March!

1. Plan 

March is the perfect time to take a look at your outdoor living space and plan how to maximize use of the space and create impactful colour through designing great gardens.  This includes plotting out places to grow your own food. Frankie says “for larger projects consider hiring a landscape designer or landscape architect, the investment will be worth it and you will have a focused plan to implement over years to come".

2. Prepare

Sharpen lawn mower blades, tune up garden tools by cleaning off dirt and sterilizing blades of pruning shears.  Do some research and find out the best plants or foods to grow for you that are also suitable to your garden’s conditions (sun soil type etc.)

3. Prune

Prune off any broken branches or stems and clean up debris around the garden.

4. Plant

It is still a little early to plant outdoors, but you can start your seeds indoors.  Mid to end of March is the time to sow tomatoes indoors (6-8 weeks before the last frost for your area).

5. Patience

Take time to enjoy early spring and do not walk on lawns or gardens until they are firm underfoot.  Walking on wet soil increases compaction, so for a great lawn, stay off until the ground is firm underfoot.