Spring Clean Up List

It looks like Spring is here!  Here’s a list of tasks that won’t be in jeopardy if we do get a little cold snap.

  • Pick up trash.
  • Clean up lawn furniture.
  • Realign rock, brick that may have moved during the winter.
  • Add stepping stone so as not to compact the soil when you cross through beds.
  • Add compost and mulch to existing beds.
  • Level out your yard with compost and plant grass seed.
  • Divide perennials like Yarrow, Hosta, Cone flower, and Native Grasses, with helpful information form Iowa State University Extension.
  • Cut back dead plant tops that were left for winter interest.  Grasses should be cut back to 4-6 inches above the soil level.
  • Start some cold weather crops, like lettuce and mixed baby green.
  • Sow sweet peas, they are beautiful smelling and should be sown a month before the frost date.  Here are some tips from Renee’s Garden.
  • Sit back and enjoy the early Spring blooms.

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