The Plot Thickens
Spring and fall are both excellent times to schedule your outdoor garden organization. In most parts of the country, they're the most pleasant times to work outside—not too hot or cold—but they're also good seasons in terms of garden prep. In the spring, you'll set yourself up for the busy growing season ahead. Fall is usually wrap-up time, when you're winding down and stowing things away long-term for the winter.
If you like instant gratification, you won't like this. Autumn, not spring, is the best time of year for planting perennials, evergreens, shrubs, and trees. Although plants might lose their leaves in the fall, the roots continue to grow.
As with most areas of your home, getting this area organized not only presents a more pleasing aesthetic and makes you feel better about your immediate environment, it helps you perform tasks more efficiently. Even for those who look at lawn-and-garden care as a necessary chore rather than a satisfying pastime, smart organization goes a long way to pruning the drudgery.