Since we're having a nice stretch of real spring weather, even if you are not quite ready to plant yet it's a great time to get out and hoe up the weeds that have loved our mostly-warm winter.
If you need a visual reminder, I humbly offer this bed in the Derwood Demo Garden:
And, for a little more contrast:
The front bed we covered with newspaper and leaf mulch in the fall. The back bed with the labels is our (now partially-weeded) garlic patch, not covered. Is it nice to see a little green in the garden at this time of year? Not always.