Beyond just the appearance, there are many benefits; like reducing potential for disease and weeds during the growing months.
Wait until the temps are in the 50sF consistently before beginning your spring garden clean up. Many types of bees and other pollinators hibernate in plant stems and leaves over winter, and won’t emerge until it’s warm enough. You don’t want to accidentally kill them by starting too early.
It’s also best to wait until the ground has thawed and dried out a bit. If you start walking around in your beds while the soil is still wet, it can cause compaction. This can make it very difficult for plants to grow later on. Here’s a quick look at the tasks for spring gardening cleanup checklist…
Remove winter mulch
Brush back leaves on top of plants
Pull any dead annuals
Remove dead growth from perennials
Clean up your vegetable beds
Pull the weeds
Edge your garden beds
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