We don't rake, cut back the gardens, plant bulbs, or remove bulbs. I am usually too busy crafting, and never in the mood.
I save it all for the spring. I am so excited to get to it, so I figure that is the best time to tackle things like painting adirondack chairs, rake, mulch, prune, clean out the hen house, feed the plants, and stain the deck.
Because we decided to paint it, it needs to be done. Every. Year.
Usually that just involves painting the floor of the deck, but this year the balusters really needed to be done.
We use white outdoor stain that has held up really well for the past seven years. No chipping or peeling. It's just that they were green, and black, kind of moldy looking. I opted to repaint them instead of cleaning them. I didn't want the chemicals to go in the garden that outlines the deck.
Next on the list is to get some grapes and an herb garden planted, maybe another hydrangea patch.
What are your spring chores this year?