It’s been really warm here in Colorado this winter and there may be more snow to come but Spring plants are starting to poke their heads out so it’s time to get reacquainted with your garden.
It’s ok to cut back perennials now and pick up debris in your garden. Right now it doesn’t have to be an intensive clean up. It’s time to casually stroll around the garden and see what’s happening and cut off old perennial dead stalks, pull up dead annuals, and old vegetables.
It’s not time to prune roses or bushes yet. It’s ok to trim your lavender and other bushy perennials but leave your other stuff until later in March when you can see them start to get green.
Dead leaves and plant material that is laying on the ground doesn’t need to be cleaned up if they are in the garden. Leave them to prevent weeds from popping up as well as they give nutrition to the soil. It’s a great natural mulch. I’ve got some vines that I need to get to right now. If I wait too much longer it will have new growth and be all mixed up with the dead stuff.
Right now it’s just time for a trim. If you have some pots that have dead plants in them you could start pulling them out so your pots will be ready to get ready for the new season. After you get rid of the plants you can recycle the soil. You can reuse the soil but it’s best to add some new soil and compost to rejuvenate it.
Guess I’ll go out now that the sun is shining and see what’s starting to pop up.
So far, so fun. Happy Gardening.
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