Are You Ready: Troy-Bilt's Spring Cleaning Checklist

With another winter almost behind us, it's time to tidy the flower beds and gardens for another growing season.  Troy-Bilt offers a few reminders to start the season right.

Flower Beds

  • Remove protective mulch and clean up winter debris.
  • Plant any new hardy perennials and shrubs.
  • Divide summer blooming perennials.
  • Prune winter damage from shrubs and summer blooming bushes.
  • Apply slow-release fertilizer or organic compost to beds.
  • Mulch beds (if task wasn't completed in the autumn).

Vegetable Garden

  • Test soil and add amendments to correct pH and nutrient deficiencies.
  • Till soil and prepare main garden area for planting.
  • Apply slow-release fertilizer to perennial herbs, such as asparagus and rhubarb.
  • Plant early vegetables in a designated area.  Start seeds indoors for vegetables that will be planted later in the season.