Checklist for Home Spring Gardens in Hampton Roads

Every home gardener looks forward to spring, but this time of year also comes with a list of chores that should be done around the yard. Even if you need a jacket, it's best not to put these duties off if you want a beautiful garden the rest of the year.

  • Prune. There are various plants that need to be cut back so that they can grow stronger and produce showier blooms and/or bigger fruit. Plants in need of pruning may include rose bushes, hedges and fruit trees. As each particular plant may require a specific type of pruning, be sure to check how before proceeding.
  • Plant seeds. If there are veggies or flowers you want to add to your garden, plant them now. Some seeds are best planted indoors while others can be directly sown into the ground; follow directions on packets for best results.

  • Assess your lawn. Depending on the type of lawn you have, now may be the perfect time to take care of those pesky weeds. Apply a weed and feed type of granule specially geared for your type of grass.
  • Divide perennials. There are a variety of plants that need to be divided this time of year. Examples of such perennials include daylilies, daisies, gladiolas and irises. Expand your garden with leftovers or share the bounty with neighbors.
  • Plant annuals. Now is the time to beautify your beds with additional flowers. Annuals are the perfect choice because many of them are inexpensive, easy to grow and add great curb appeal. Try snapdragons, marigolds, dahlias, zinnias or petunias.

When you want to achieve beauty in your home garden, don't overlook some simple spring tasks to help keep your yard looking beautiful all year long.

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