Gardening tips as spring approaches

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CINCINNATI (WXIX) — The Cincinnati Home & Garden show wrapped up Sunday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, leaving many wanting to go home and start planting.

Spring will officially arrive on Sunday, March 20 at 11:33 a.m. EDT.

Recent warm weather may tempt you to start digging, but Jennifer Egbert, lawn care specialist at Egbert’s Landscaping and Lawn Care, says not so fast.

“We’re trying to tell people to wait until at least mid-April with some of your tender annuals and perennials,” she said.

Ethan Emery spoke with a lawn care and landscaping professional about getting the garden ready just before spring.

Roses and hydrangeas were among the most popular flowers purchased by the Egberts’ customers at the home and garden show. These flowers usually last all summer.

Trees and shrubs can be planted first, but flowers such as spring pansies, crocuses, daffodils and early perennials can handle a few cold, snowy days if Mother Nature decides to throw them across the tri-state in April. , according to Egbert.

“You can go ahead and clean up your (flower) beds…get your mulch beds ready and ready to go…” she said.

“Pre-emergence is a big thing; it will help you throughout your season if you get your weeds under control.

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