WINNIPEG – Despite the nice weather, it might be a bit too early to start gardening.
Ray Dubois with Ron Paul Garden Centre tells 680 CJOB it’s not a bad idea to do some basic work like getting rid of the debris from the winter.
He says in a few weeks you can start tending to your garden.
“Nothing wrong with tilling in some manure and some peat into your existing garden,” says Dubois. “That’ll give you great plants and it’s organic. If you’ve got some tight soil, [use] a little bit of clay buster, till that in as well and that will loosen up your soil.”
Dubois says you should also start to rake your lawn and give it some fertalizer in a few weeks.
He also mentioned it’s too early to unwrap your trees and it’s best to wait until late April or early May.
“You want the root system to be thawed out and actually pushing moisture to the leaves or to the foliage of the tree, otherwise it’s just going to burn the foliage,” says Dubois.