Spring Planting & Garden Planning

Last Frost is May 12th

The last frost around Denver is usually on May 12th, so now is the perfect time to plan ahead for your garden. Whether you have dreams of a huge fruit & veggie garden or just want to add some color to your home, Nick’s Garden Center is the place to start.  

Plan ahead by starting plants indoors and preparing your soil. Once it’s warm enough, your plants will be ready to go in the ground and really come to life! Contact us or stop in to talk with one of our experts.

Spring is also an excellent time to start planning your vegetable garden. Plan varieties, schedule planting times and plan out your space to pair species that go well together. Search our plant finder tool to pick the right plants for your garden.

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What to Start Planting

There are a lot of early-planting options that are hardy for Spring. Stop by and talk to our experts to find what types of plants, flowers, trees, shrubs will work best for you.  Hardy varieties to plant early include:


  • Pansies
  • Achillea (Yarrow)
  • Hollyhock
  • Columbine
  • Anemone


  • Snowpeas
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Raddish
  • Broccoli

Shrubs & Trees

  • Blue Spruce
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Juniper
  • Sugar Maple
  • Red Maple

Spring Planting Tips:

When planting early, pay extra attention to the ground soil. Make sure it’s well mixed and aerated to give roots plenty of room to grow.

Also, when planning locations, pick spots that are extra sunny (if the plants are sun-loving) so they can stay warm throughout the season. 

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Prepare Your Landscaping

If you’re ready to bring your existing landscaping to life, spring is the perfect time! Work outside while the weather is still cool and get your yard looking great for when your perennials start blooming.

You can browse our catalogs to see what types of elements might fit your style and landscaping the best. As always, you can stop in to see what we have in stock and to talk to an expert and help with planning.  

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Family Friendly Events & Subject Matter Experts

Spring at Nick’s means getting outside and enjoying the warm weather! We have events planned all spring to get you ready for spring planting!  We have talks from local experts to help bring your gardening skills to the next level and we also have fun events for the whole family!

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