Spring Clean up for Your Garden

Dear Chicago House,

With this lovely early spring I have been enjoying messing about in your  garden so I thought I’d share with you today how I get you ready for the coming months with a spring clear up. The garden really hasn’t changed much since we moved in but I have big plans this year to introduce some perennials as guess what…the garden is void of color most of the year.

So this is how I go about my grand spring clean up

  1. Get a really good pair of gardening gloves, your hands will thank you later.
  2. If you have trees in your yard it doesn’t matter how good of a job you do clearing up leaves in the fall, you can guarantee your  beds will need a good rake again.
  3. When your beds are all clear, edge them with a sharp spade to create a nice clean line
  4. Cut back any dead bits on plants, stalks, old flower heads etc. 
  5. Take a hoe and give the soil of your beds a good working,

and that is that..simple isn’t it!

And now for some gratuitous garden pictures.

I can’t wait for some summer color and to get things rolling I filled a planter with gorgeous blue pansies today

But wait…I think I may have jumped the gun because when I checked my computer after coming in this is what I saw, a high of 39 deg on Friday with a low of 23..arggghhh. I will be out covering my baby plants.

Love from

Creative in Chicago


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5 thoughts on “Spring Clean up for Your Garden

  1. Oh my goodness, I think our high on Friday is going to be 30… Celsius. 🙂

    I love all of the pics of your garden…we used to really enjoy yard work. It has a totally different feel to it as a renter. :/

    And I ALWAYS forget about the gloves and think after the fact "I should've known better".

  2. And, once again we rolls the dice…..
    Gotcha! Low of 23!

    Silly me.
    I thought we might have been able to turn off the furnace. HA!

    Gotta love Chicago.
    She really does have the best pizza.
    Weather. Her evil side…

    (Side note – Can I just mention that my eyes are getting old and sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 times to get the word verification to post. Perhaps that's the blog's way of saying hush…) Shrug.

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