10 Ways to Get Your Garden Started Today (1 of 11)

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Garden Plan

In most of the country the sun has been shining and temperatures have been well above average. Daffodils and cherry blossoms are in bloom early this year and the tulips are quickly following behind them. While it's tempting to want to dive into the garden green thumbs first, it's still a bit too early to do much planting because the threat of frost isn't completely gone. However, there is still plenty that can be done this early in the season to get the groundwork laid for the perfect garden.


Whether you are a first time gardener or an expert, the best thing to start with is a well-laid plan for your gardens. Free online garden design tools make it easy to lay out your plants and make sure that you have enough room to fit everything that you want into a designated space. Plan everything from a vegetable garden to a full yard with trees, shrubs, perennials and more using these tools. When it comes time to head to the nursery, you'll know exactly what you need without wondering what will thrive in the conditions specific to your yard.

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