Spring officially beings March 20th; however we have had a very mild winter here in TN. Just the other day it was 65°F. I have several bulbs beginning to surface. Anyhow, here's a look at tasks to be done in early spring.
- Start weeding.
- Prepare soil for planting by forking it over and digging in organic matter.
- Sow seeds of half-hardy and tender bedding plants indoors in a frost-free place.
- Plant summer-flowering bulbs, hardy perennials, and ornamental grasses.
- Plant bare-rooted shrubs and garden trees.
- Prune bush roses.
- Prune deciduous shrubs and climbers that flower later in the summer, such as buddleja, jasmine, lavateras, and certain varieties of clematis.
- Prune hardy evergreen shrubs and trees.
- Lift and divide oversized clumps of perennials; discard dead or unproductive sections in the middle of the clump.
- Prepare soil for planting in fair weather.
- Rake the lawn, if needed.
- Repot or top-dress shrubs, climbers, and alpines growing in pots and containers.
This list was found in Learn to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening. I did modify the list a little.