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An online version of a newspaper in Seattle has a guide to spring cleaning in the garden. The guide recommends that gardeners start off with a thorough cleaning of the planting areas, followed the application of mulch, which serves to insulate and protect. Pruning is recommended, but not to excess. Seeding over the norm is recommended until the end of June. The article recommends a professional for lawns in order to avoid cutting to excess. Also, plants should be arranged by size. A link to the company is embedded.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pruning plants, removing crusty top soil, and removing winter debris are beneficial to your plants, but don’t over do it.
  • May, June, and July are the best months for thatching, aerating, and overseeding.
  • When redoing the lay out of your garden make sure that plants will be visible when fully grown as well as consider the color scheme.

“Even though mulch has all of these benefits, many people unwittingly kill their plants with too much kindness.”

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/the-dos-and-donts-of-spring-cleanup-for-your-yard/