This weekend we switch to Daylight Savings Time–don’t forget to move your clocks an hour forward on Sunday.

Although the official first day of spring is March 19, it’s important to resist the urge to spring forward and start planting here in Colorado.

The weekend forecast looks to be warm, and along the Front Range bulbs are starting to peek out of the ground. If you are itching to get outside in the dirt, there are still plenty of tasks you can do to get ready for planting season.

Do DIY maintenance, or schedule services for the tasks you won’t do yourself:

  • Blade sharpening for tools and mowers
  • Mower tune-up
  • Lawn aeration
  • Sprinkler system activation
  • Clean up of leaves and debris
  • Adding compost to your veggie garden

Keep in mind that March is historically Colorado’s snowiest month. Don’t let the warm days fool you into thinking you can start planting. Get your plans in place, then wait until the threat of frost has passed.