The warmer temperatures of spring may have you itching to get out there and plant and guess what the warmer temperatures of April combined with ample amounts of rain are perfect for establishing good root growth and healthy flowers, trees, and shrubs.
Some things to look at before you plant: the date for the last frost as this could affect and harm less-frost tolerant plants, sunshine, amount of water, and soil quality. Once you’ve made these observations you’re ready to head off to a local garden center and make your purchases.
If you’re having any trouble or have more questions we recommend reaching out to someone at your local University of Maryland Extension Office or asking someone at your local garden center.
We recommend shopping local as local garden centers will have a selection that is tailored to your area and will carry plants that will be more successful in your area. Local garden centers also carry more heirloom and diverse selections than other big box stores.
Maryland’s green industry had an estimated $1.5 billion impact on the economy in 2019 according to a 2018 survey .
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Look for plants and flowers at farmstands and farmers markets.
For gardening tips from the University of Maryland, go here.