Time to get gardens ready for spring

When all else fails, ask an expert. The teams at shops like Pike Nurseries are always knowledgeable and eager to help. (Photo courtesy of Markus Spiske on Unsplash)

Spring is in the air and nothing proves that more than the very full parking lots at Lowe’s and Home Depot lately. From flowers to vegetables, the sunny days have everyone wanting to improve their garden, but where to start.

To set yourself up for success with plants that survive and thrive, first consider the environment. How much rain does your yard get? What areas get more sun or shade? Next, consider what is in season. Currently, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and peppers are ready for planting. If you want to add some florals, now’s the time for daffodils and hydrangeas.

Taylor Thompson, The Atlanta 100