Get tools and supplies ready
Tidy your tool area. Now is a good time to clean up and organize your garden tools and any tool shed or potting area you have.
Take inventory. Look over your garden supplies, such as fertilizers, potting soil, soil amendments and other garden materials. Stockpile now so you'll be ready to go once the spring rush hits.
Sharpen and repair hand tools. In the southern Midwest, give your lawn mower a tune-up or take it in for servicing. Don't forget to sharpen the blade, too.
Wash pots. Use hot, soapy water and rinse so they're set for spring planting.