Great gardens don't just happen. They take careful planning. The pages in our year-round schedule of garden activities, prepared for the Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin USDA
Plant Hardiness Zones 5a and 5b, should help your planning process.
These month by month tips will remind you of the most appropriate time for chores and the information provided will be useful for both beginners and the experienced gardener. You can check either this month's tips or tips from previous months. Select a month from the list below to see what should be done in your garden that month, from planting to fertilizing, trimming to spraying.