In Westchester NY spring is just arriving,
and if you’re thinking about what you want to do with your garden this year, now’s the time
to start planning. If you’ve got a large area to manage, it’s a good idea to be well prepared for the thaw.
Under all that snow is your garden, but it’s been subjected to a lot of stress and temperature
effects. When the snow melts, even the soil bacteria are barely active. The garden isn’t quite
awake yet. Now’s the time to do some quick, simple preparation. If you’re organized, you
can get everything done easily with no fuss.
First, systematically check the grounds and landscaping for any debris from winter, and look
for any cracking in materials in the garden. Check the condition of the soil, lawn, and plants.
- Deteriorated soil, garden, and lawn areas.
- Trees with cracks or branches coming down.
- Check the condition of garden soil, because it will need some preparation work after winter.