Be ready for Spring, before it appears........
The art of being timely in the garden is very valuable, and it all starts with observation, then moves into predicting the work, and closes with planning and execution.
If you are enjoying your gardens and landscape, being in it, and observing the happenings are not only mostly enjoyable, but it also leads you to think about what needs to be done.
As this changes by the season, one of the most contrasting change periods comes as we move from the dormancy of winter [and our own sleepy time!], and enter the Spring Awakening!
Depending on weather and location, it tends to begin slowly, but can accelerate very quickly . When it accelerates, if you are ready, and already predicting what you need to do, it is much more enjoyable and the results tend to be much better.
A few things to start looking for are the traditionally early bulb and plants emerging from the ground. You might start enjoying a walk around on a nice warm day, so checking underfoot for the early-movers can give clues to what is about to take off.
With the observations in hand, add on the list of tasks arising from any winter damage or evaluation, and it starts to form the Spring List.
If you need help, try to get it planned early before everyone is booked up.
If you build a plant list for the new and desirable plants you want to add, get orders in place early with suppliers.
As weather allows, try to ease back into the schedule any growing season work list so the shock of return is somewhat tempered!
So with inspiration and lists in hand, launch into a wonderful new growing season!!
More to follow, but if you have questions, I will try to answer via email, [just use the contact page].....