Gardening tips to start the season off right | News


MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) — Even though it feels like winter, warmer weather is coming.

And that means it’s time to think about the great outdoors.

Next week, temperatures will warm up, spring will be in the air, and the people of Michigan will have a chance to exercise their green thumbs.

But, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead.

Sherry Cummins is the Nursery Manager at Bordine’s Nursery in Mundy Township. She said there are a few things people can do to make their garden successful.

“They can start now maybe starting to rake the flower beds, start taking some of the leaves away, you don’t want to walk around your beds yet. You can compact the soil and with the new plants coming in you want to have tendency to move away from that,” she said.

Now, Mid-Michigan still has a few more weeks before the threat of a freeze or light freeze goes by the wayside. But, there are hearty plants that can still be planted in the ground right now to brighten up the house.

“Anything right now, in terms of your shrubs, your forsythias, one of the things that will give you color. You can start planting your maple trees, you can start planting your fruit trees right now. N anything down to your spirea, your viburnums, your mayflower shrubs,” she said, “What you can safely put in the ground right now are your thoughts. remains will not be cold tolerant.

The breeders are still active, they are always releasing new varieties.

Shoppers may find some exciting new releases this year.

“In the nursery, as far as shrubs are concerned, we have a brand new little lime hydrangea, it’s Little Lime Punch, new Spirea, we have new Ninebark. We have brand new Clematis, we have some new roses, just to name a few,” Cummins said.


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