It's National Garden Month; when should Wisconsinites start planting?

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MEQUON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- April is 30 days dedicated to gardening. National Garden Month seems like the best time to get out and start planting your spring flowers, but experts say that's not true. 

"You can start preparing your garden right now, but planting-wise I would wait a little bit," said Kim David, one of the owners of County Line Market Garden Center. "I would say usually around Mother's Day is the time that people start planting." 

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12 this year. 

David says now is the best time to start your mulching, planning and preparing your perennials. 

"Whatever is dead on the perennial, you need to trim them back and then they'll thrive for the season," said David. 

County Line Market has a big selection of garden art that will add color to your garden year-round. By the beginning of May, they should have a wide selection of vegetables and herbs. 

The garden center is open seasonally. Right now, they're open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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