Preparing your gardens for spring planting

It's the first day of spring, and time to start planning your garden.

The staff at Beaver Bark in Richland say while it's too early for vegetables and other annuals, it is a good time to prepare the ground for planting.

They recommend to start weeding and laying down compost to revitalize the soil.

It is also a good time to plant trees and shrubs, but you need to protect them from high winds.

For annuals and veggies they suggest waiting until after the last frost, which is generally the end of April.

Mother's day is a popular time to start planting as you don't have to worry about frost, and you still have a couple of months before the heat of summer.