Windblown leaves should be raked clear of garden beds to expose spring bulbs and perennials to light and air so they can grow and bloom.

Windblown leaves should be raked clear of garden beds to expose spring bulbs and perennials to light and air so they can grow and bloom.

Begin to remove last year's dead top growth from perennials and ornamental grasses. The yard waste can be shredded with a mower and placed on the compost pile.

— The Washington Post