It’s February! Every day brings us closer to spring and to getting our hands back into the lovely dirt! Though the ground is still frozen and snow covered, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start making notes about the changes you’d like to make to your garden. Though you may be antsy (like us!) to prepare for a new growing season, now is an excellent opportunity to use the stillness of winter to prepare.
Think about how your garden fared last year. What did you love about it, and what would you like to change? Are there any plants your friends or neighbors grew that you’d like to try in your own garden? If you have a vegetable garden, now is a wonderful time to figure out your beds and place your seed orders.
Also, start to think about hardscape and bulk material. It’s good to take an early assessment if you can see bits of the ground even though all the snow has yet to melt. What is quality of your mulch — will you need a fresh application in the late spring? Have you assessed walkways for loose pavers or gravel, or seen any driveway stone wash out?
Making a checklist and taking early inventory can help you prepare. That way, if spring comes early or on time (fingers crossed!) you’ll already be a few steps ahead of the game.