Bring out Garden Supplies
Trees are budding and flowers are blooming -- your lawn is going to be growing in full force soon, too. It's time to dust off your lawnmower! Work through the manufacturer's checklist to prepare it for use after it's been winterized.
This is the time of year that many bulbs require planting. If you've kept these roots wrapped in newspaper indoors, inspect them for mold and overall health. Plant them when the climate is right, according to their instructions.
Gather planters and pots; plan what vegetation you want to put in the containers this season. If you're starting flowers or vegetables as seedlings on your own, rather than buying them at a nursery, try keeping them in your garage on a workbench under a lamp or on a windowsill until they're ready to be transplanted outdoors.
Bring all your gardening tools and yard equipment to the forefront, within easy reach. Conduct a quick quality check. Take note of any worn-out or broken items that need to be replaced.