Garden expert says its the right time to buy spring plants

Have these recent hot days and freezing nights destroyed your plants? An official at Sam's Club gives tips for refreshing your garden.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Have these recent hot days and freezing nights destroyed your plants? An official at Sam’s Club gives tips for refreshing your garden.

There is nothing like seeing colorful spring flowers after a cold winter. “Whether you are replacing dead flowers or just freshening up your garden, a Sam’s Club official says the weather can be temperamental.

“The first thing you need to do is check the weather, right?” said Jordan Nuckolls for Sam’s Club. “Because the last thing you want to do is go out and buy your plants too early and then you’re either having to cover them because there’s a freeze coming.

Or you’re gonna end up with a bunch of dead plants because you bought it and a freeze did come and killed off the plants.”

 

Nuckolls says the pandemic caused many to focus on their gardens, landscaping, or porches. He says this is the time gardeners look for new plants and it’s also a good time for beginners to learn.

Nuckolls advises getting plants with instructions.

“Just paying attention to those tags in identifying what your landscaping beds look like, how much sun they get, and then and then paying attention to the plants,” said Nuckolls.

“They’ll tell you how much water they need if they start turning a little bit yellow or wilting, they’re probably a little bit dry. If they start getting spots on them, they’re probably being a little bit over watered.”

Nuckolls said popular buys are hanging baskets and patio planters.

In this season are knockout roses, petunias, boxwoods, and different shade trees or fruit trees.

Sam’s Club has a plant event starting on Wednesday, filling up to 16 parking spaces with a variety of hanging baskets, patio planters, trees, shrubs, and more.

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