With spring in the air, the time is right to plan your garden. And if you don’t have a garden, maybe you should get one. Landscaping improves the value and appearance of your home, and gardening itself is as rewarding as a home improvement project can get. So, where do you begin?

Fertilize – Spring is the right time to take care of this important chore. Fertilize to prolong the blooming period in outside and inside plants.

Prepare flower beds – Till the soil and remove dead plant material; and that goes for winter mulch too.

Take care of your lawn – Thick lawn growth looks great and also helps control weeds. If it’s thinning, Reseed – and get the fertilizer out.

Prune – Prune branches, evergreens and young trees; but prune spring flowering shrubs after they bloom.

Plant seeds and bulbs – Now is a good time for planting perennials, ornamental grasses and annuals.

Tend to your roses – Proper pruning encourages new growth, while feeding them now will help ensure good flowering. Use a rose food with a systemic insecticide to control the bug problem.

Remember houseplants – If you haven’t got enough to do so far, remember to prune and fertilize your houseplants.

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