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10 Chores That Can’t Wait

Tackling these tasks earlier rather than later will give your garden a head start on the season

Fine Gardening - Issue 150

Winter is waning, and you can’t wait to get outside. But before you get caught up in buying new plants and moving things around, take some time to do some spring tasks that will get your garden off to a quick, healthy, and fruitful start. Some garden tasks must be done early or they become more difficult—or even impossible—to do later. Here are the chores you’ll regret not doing sooner.


1. Plan your fall bulb order

The time to plan what bulbs you want to add to your garden isn’t when the bulb catalogs arrive in late summer; it’s when the bulbs you have are blooming. In spring, you can see what bulbs you already have and what gaps among your perennials need filling. Pull out your catalogs from last fall and start circling away, with your garden in front of you as reference. Sure, the…

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