Spring Plant Ideas

Which plants are best for spring planting?

 

The snow is finally gone and the frost is starting to leave. Time to start improving your yard, and what better time than the season of renewal?

Perhaps you would like to add some new plantings to spruce up your yard.

But which ones are best for spring? The experts at Ground Breakers suggest that homeowners who are seeking perennials use plants capable of surviving Wisconsin’s harsh winters. Most places in western Wisconsin are zone 4, according to the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map. However, some winters can be as low as zone 3 or up to zone 5. Ground Breakers suggests using plants that are at least a zone 4.

Ground Breakers co-owner Eric Naedler said homeowners can often get away with planting bulbs in the springtime once the frost is gone, though it is best to plant most bulbs in the fall.

Naedler said magnolias sprout nice flowers in the spring that should last about two weeks. Other plant options that can survive Wisconsin’s winters include dwarf evergreen trees, wild gingers, tulips, Japanese maples, crocuses and alliums.

If you are considering a home planting project, Naedler’s suggestion is to plan the order of your plants ahead of time.

“Make sure all your colors come together and height when you are planting,” he says.

Or better yet, leave the hassle behind and contact the experts at Ground Breakers.