Spring Gardening Essentials

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the spring thaw is underway! Start the garden season with fresh tools, fertilizer, and all the necessary garden equipment for spring. Let KENT guide you with expert advice on preparing for spring planting!

Clean & Repair

Before you begin planting, ensure your yard is free of debris like branches, salt/sand, or misplaced items like mittens. Be patient and postpone raking or fertilizing until temperatures are consistently above 0 degrees to allow dormant grass to rejuvenate and your soil to thaw and dry. Assess any damage caused by winter snow and ice, and repair damaged edging, existing retaining walls, or garden fencing as necessary. If you come across any spring nests, seek advice from local humane organizations to protect wildlife.



Before any gardening can begin, take inventory of your current tool collections and replace any broken or missing items like wheelbarrows, garden hoses, or shovels. Ensure your gardening tools include a rake, pruners, a trowel, gardening gloves, knee supports, and a lawn mower or weed whacker as needed! You may need extended shears or motorized trimmers for various trees or shrubs you may have; ask KENT Garden Centre experts about tools to suit your yard.


Give your lawn a boost to kick-start new growth! Explore lawn fertilizers to find the perfect blend of nutrients for spring. In spring gardening, the main goal is to replenish the soil with nutrients for new plants and kick-start lawn growth. Apply the fertilizer in early and late spring for best results to foster strong root development.



Spring gardening is the perfect season to ready your garden for planting as winter fades away. Start raking and pruning in April, utilizing your clippings as organic fertilizer. For spring planting in Atlantic Canada, consider transplanting vegetable and flower seedlings germinated indoors, and introduce new frost-tender plants by late May. Remember, each plant has specific planting requirements, so refer to seed packet instructions or consult a KENT expert if unsure.

Enjoy spring blooms and get ready for a green summer! Give your garden proper spring care to kick-start new growth, restore nutrients to your soil, and clean out the last signs of winter. Find new garden gear at KENT for your best growing season yet!

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