Ready, Set, Grow

By: HomeFirst Certified
April 26, 2013

It may not feel like it, but it’s springtime in Michigan. You may be starting to see the perennials begining to bloom. Everything is new and growing. It’s time to get outside in the fresh air and have fun with your garden.

 
Here are a few tips to get your garden spring ready, and looking fresh!
 
1. Start inside: While you are waiting for that last frost of the season, you can start growing your seedlings inside. Plant them in egg cartons and other small planters , so that when it does warm up they’ll be ready to spread their roots outside.


 
2. Think outside the planter box: You can use virtually anything as a planter. We’ve all seen the wheel barrels and boots, but why not an old dresser or even a bathtub!


 
3. Rake it up: Raking the yard and the flower beds help to wake everything up. You want to pull away leaves and other debris you may have left as an extra layer of warmth for your perennials last fall.


 
4. Give those weeds the heave hoe: Weeds seem to be able to grow in any condition. Pulling weeds is easier when the ground is wet. Getting out there after a good rain will help. Or round up some neighborhood kids and pay them a nickel for every weed pulled.


 
We hope that these tips help you get your garden in order!
 

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