Don't wait until it's too late; check out this list of things you need to know before you start your spring gardening!

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Our wishes came true. We made it through the tough of winter, and the sun has begun to show us its rays. Spring is on its way, so we better get prepared! For some, this means creating the ultimate spring cleaning list, but for those with a green thumb, it means getting the spade, gloves, and soil out of the shed. It's gardening season, and we are ready. Here is a list of five things you should keep in mind before the weather warms up and the sun comes out to play.

1. Start Seeding Now

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The beginning of spring is the right time to get a start on seeding. While it may seem like a daunting task, starting plants from seed is surprisingly doable! With our handy how-to guide, you'll see sprouts of green in no time.

2. What to Plant for First Blooms

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Have you ever noticed a surge of pansies in the springtime? Before roses, tulips, or lilies get their chance in the spotlight, colorful pansies fill landscapes and windowsills all over. These popular flowers thrive in cool weather, so spring is perfect planting time!

3. It's All in the Pruning

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Spring has almost sprung and before it arrives, don't forget to prune your rose bushes! There is a lot of uncertainty over how much of the rose bush you should prune, but with our advice, it's easy. After a particularly harsh winter, your blooms will thank you for this.

4. Keep Your Green Thumbs Contained

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Sure, the warmer weather is on the rise, but that doesn't always mean the ground can handle a blooming garden yet. For those a bit antsy to get their gardening gloves dirty, container gardens are a great option! From buckets to pots, these are stunning.

5. Check it Twice: Spring Gardening Checklist

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It's been awhile since you cared for your garden. Freshen up on your green thumb knowledge with our spring gardening checklist. Trust us, you don't want to miss one of these crucial steps before spring passes us by.


    Comments (1)

    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    July 30, 2018
    What month was this written for? July, August or September?