Spring Garden Checklist

Garden with Flowers

Now’s a good time to work on planting some new flowers in your garden!

While it might be too soon for tender annuals to survive the lingering cool nights here in central Maryland, there are many garden projects that can be started. Besides the usual spring cleanup – gathering fallen branches from winter storms to seeding your lawn – now is the time to undertake a few projects that will enhance your home’s landscape in the months to come. Columbia Builders provides each homeowner an individualized front-of-home landscape package, which is designed and installed based on sun exposure and floor plan. Homebuyers may also meet directly with our landscape planner if they wish to purchase a custom landscape design.

Spring Perennials

In additional to the harbingers of spring – crocus, daffodils, and tulips – there are several spring perennials that withstand cool nights. Coral bells, foxglove, bleeding heart, and delphinium are all flowers which bloom before summer arrives. They provide color in your garden between spring’s first blossoms and summertime annuals.

Get a Head Start with Seeds

Now is the time to get a jumpstart on summer! Whether your goal is bouquets of tried and true cottage flowers or abundant herbs and vegetables for healthy meals, you’ll see results sooner by starting seeds indoors. Seeds of all sorts can be found, including organic varieties, and a project like this can be a fun and educational experience for children, as well.

Summer Bulbs

Springtime isn’t the only time bulbs bloom. Flowers such as dahlias, cannas, and varieties of lilies are plentiful summer bloomers, withstanding the heat and humidity of July and August. Planting these bulbs now ensures color later in the summer, and adds interest to your garden.

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