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     Spring And Your Garden

Spring is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about your garden. At this point I can hear people asking “what does a garden have to do with organization?”.

The answer, “everything!”. As a huge gardener I am always excited to start planning my garden. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter and snow. But a garden is the ultimate answer for stress. You can dig in dirt, get all dirty and covered from head to toe…and it’s o.k.

You plant seeds and watch them grow all spring and summer and you are so proud. Just as if you had given birth to a baby! But before you can even think about planting your seeds you have a lot of work to do.
Check Soil

First, it is very important that you wait until the ground thaws and is dry. Then, it is important that you check your soil and get a soil test to check the pH levels. You can check with your garden center or a county extension office for these tests. Then you will need to add the correct materials to your soil to correct any imbalances.
Clean Up Old Plants

You will also need to clean up any leftover debris from old plants. Pull them out of your gardens and compost them.
Prune Trees

Next, you can prune your fruit trees and any other trees and bushes.
Spray Fruits

Then, spray your fruit trees.
Cold Weather Crops

Now is also the time to plant your cold weather crops, like broccoli. And you can start your other seeds indoors.

Add mulch as needed and edge your yard for a new fresh look.

Spring is here….and soon our garden duties will be in full swing.

By being organized and planning ahead you can have the best yard and garden in your neighborhood.


After owning a successful business for seventeen (17) years Karin E. Fried has taken her Organizational skills and used them to help small businesses and residential clients organize their offices, homes and lives. She is a member of NAPO (The National Association of Professional Organizers), a NAPO Quantum Leap Trainer, a NAPO in the Schools Trained Provider, a member of NSGCD (National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization ) and of Faithful Organizers. Karin has a Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) and holds a NSGCD CD Specialist - Level II Certificate. She has a certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues With the CD Client

Besides hands on organizing Karin gives seminars on various organizing topics and she has also written numerous articles for various publications. Karin's motto is: "Less Clutter = Less Stress" (sm). You can visit her website at www.organizationalconsultingservices.com or her Blog at http://professionalorganizer4u.blogspot.com/

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