Prepping Your Garden for Spring Starts in the Fall — Here’s What You Need to Know

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Spring is famous for its budding greenery and fragrant flowers, but did you know that preparing for the appearance of those buds begins long before the weather starts to warm up? As in, right now.

That's right — one of the most crucial periods for spring planting begins in the fall, and it all starts with the soil. Providing your existing plants with enough nourishment to sustain them through the winter is key for ensuring they grow back stronger the following year, and keeping the soil from losing all its nutrients will help your garden hit the ground running come spring.

One of the simplest ways to support the vitality of your garden during the cold months is to plant cover crops (which help improve soil fertility in their own right) in nutrient-rich soil like Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil, which is enriched with continuous-release plant food to help feed your plants through the winter for stronger roots in the spring. Basically, it's like prepping your garden for hibernation, squirrel-style, but without all the acorns.

Watch the video below to see exactly what you need to do to prep your garden for spring, and get ready to check another fun fall project off your to-do list.