It may seem like winter will never end, but spring is just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to start dreaming of warmer weather and all of the spring blooms that come with it! It is still too cold, in many areas, to spend much time outdoors, but there is plenty to do to prepare your spring garden for success. If you’re itching to get outdoors after spending so much time inside this winter, you’ll want to check out the items below.
Remember to comparison shop to ensure you’re getting the very best deal.
It’s still too cold in many places to start seeds outdoors. With a greenhouse, you can get a head start on your spring garden while sheltering your delicate seedlings from wind, rain, and cold weather. Greenhouses like the pictured product range from $40 to $200 depending on their size.
If you live in an extra cold area, you might consider purchasing a greenhouse heater to keep your greenhouse warm at night and on chilly days. These are also great for use in tool shops and garages. Heaters like these typically cost around $55.
A pack of seeds will produce more plants for your dollar compared to buying them already started. Find them for around $1 at Walmart and Dollar Tree or $2 at The Home Depot.
If you’re looking for an efficient way to start your spring annuals, these are a great option. Just add water and seeds! The clear domes maintain the ideal warmth and humidity for seed germination. When your plans are ready, you can transplant them directly into your garden or containers. Find these seed starting kits ranging from $7 to $17, depending on the size.
Summer blooming flowers such as dahlias, begonias, and lilies can be planted as early as February, depending on where you live. You can typically find these bulbs for around $5 per bag at Walmart and home improvement stores.
It may seem early, but stores are already stocking plenty of springtime garden products! If you want the very best selection, you’ll want to purchase items like planters now before they sell out. You can find planters starting at just $3.99 at Walmart. Dollar Tree also stocks gardening planters and pots at this time of year as well.
Combat cabin fever by removing fallen branches and pulling weeds while the plants are still small and easy to remove. Before you head out, pick up a nice pair of gardening gloves to protect your hands from dirt and blisters. You can find gardening gloves for as low as $1 at Dollar Tree or $2 at Walmart.
You’ll find the best deals on raised beds and planter boxes at the end of the season. However, we’re seeing price drops on a few of these items ahead of the gardening season! It’s a good idea to purchase items now before demand and prices rise. Gardening beds like these range from $80 to $120, depending on size.
If you’re looking for small gardening tools for planting and cleanup, you can find deals starting at around $7 for single tools and $25 for toolsets like pictured above. Larger lawn care and garden items like lawnmowers and leaf blowers typically go on sale in April, so check back then for even more deals!
Mulch helps soil retain moisture and protects your plants from erosion, weeds, and cold weather. You’ll find the best deals on much in April during stores’ Spring Black Friday sales, but if you want to get a head start, you can find bags of mulch for around $3 each at a variety of stores. Many stores offer an extra discount for buying in bulk.
Hummingbirds start migrating north to their breeding grounds as early as February. Help your local hummingbirds when there aren’t as many blooming flowers available by setting out a feeder in early spring. Find them for between $6 and $15 at many stores.