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Pikes Peak area planting requires some spring patience

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 12:12:42-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – With a warm-up heading our way today, it’s the perfect time to look ahead to getting your lawn and garden ready! Now is the time to start thinking about our yards and gardens, and the key to success is starting early.

We often hear that we should wait until after Mother’s Day to work on our yards, but that’s not necessarily true. You can plant your cool weather crops right now.

“You can plant your peas, lettuce – all of your ground crops – onions, carrots, potatoes,” explains Mike Spencer with Spencer Lawn and Garden. “It’s a great time to get all that in the ground. Plus, you can start working outside and cleaning out the garden.”

Another option is to start planting your seeds indoors, and transplant them outside as it warms up.

“It’s a fun project especially if you have young children,” adds Spencer. “You can plant them in the pots, let them root down, then move them outside early April.”

If your goal this summer is a great garden – what should you do right now?

“Soil prep in the garden, working in some organic material, let that soil warm up and then lets get started planting,” adds Spencer.