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Get ready to garden

Posted at 6:28 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 18:28:26-04

The calendar says May and your ready to get into that garden.

Experts like Rebecca Doel from Arbordale say preparation is the key. She says you can start doing clean-ups, preening, mulching, and fertilizing.

After a long winter and soggy spring there's still plenty to do to get ready for the planting season.

Rebecca says you can go through any plants or shrubs and pull out any broken branches and trim back and cut off anything that is dead.

You can also rake out the beds and start fresh for this season.

Hold off on planting any annuals just yet.

Normally we wait until after Mother's Day but your best bet is waiting until Memorial Day.

If you really want to get your hands dirty now you can plant perennials or shrubs.

New organic fertilizers are popular this year for your planting needs.