Despite the warm weather this March, be aware that the ground is still frozen. Here in the Northeast, it is normal to have frosts throughout April and May, which delays the planting season as well.
The two biggest concerns with planting too soon:
1- Compaction: Trying to plant too soon, will disturb the soil structure. Disturbing soil structure, is detrimental and can cause compaction. Compact soil makes growing plants and lawn extremely difficult.
2- Oxygen: When soil structure is changed, oxygen can be lost from the soil which will prevent plants from growing correctly.
Keep up-to-date with the weather reports and plan your plantings accordingly!
Although new planting must wait until the ground is thawed, if the snow is gone then you can schedule a clean-up!
Interested in having a spring clean-up completed by our team?