Start with the basics
2. Rake away old leaves, twigs and debris. Wait until the soil is no longer wet, but get your yard cleaned before spring growth begins.
3. Check your outdoor tools and garden equipment to see if any need replacing. Make sure to inspect the garden hose to ensure it hasn't sprung any leaks.
Get your garden looking pretty
5. Prune back your perennials if you've left them over the winter while the plants were still dormant. To maximize flowering for next year, prune trees and shrubs that bloom in spring, like lilacs or magnolias, after they've flowered.
6. When the last frost has past, it'll be time to plant annuals. In the meantime, use hanging baskets to add colour to your yard and bring them in at night.
7. Plant summer bulbs like begonias, dahlias and gladiolas once the soil has dried out and temperatures warm up to at least 15°C.