GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU)–It’s about that time of year again, for Pine Hill Nursery’s Traverse City location to open for the season.

“When we think about the first days of spring, most of us can’t wait to get out into the garden and start working,” said owner Jeanine Rubert, who opened Pine Hill Nursery in 1978 with her brother Ralph. “I think it’s in our nature. Once you start gardening, if you’ve never done it before, something wakes up in your spirit.”

While Rubert says now is the time to start planning for your garden, she also advises not to go full steam ahead just yet.

“The first thing I like to tell people to start with is not work your soil too soon,” Rubert said. “With the moisture in the soil left over from melting snow and early spring rains, if you work that soil when it’s too wet, you can press a lot of…