The bright blooms and lush greenery around the South tells us that spring has entered our yards and gardens. Grumpy Gardener Steve Bender wants to make sure that your garden stands out in the neighborhood. So, to answer all of our readers' spring gardening questions – like what to plant and when's the best time to start your garden – we turned to his expert advice. The first thing that always stumps our readers is a question of timing. Starting a spring garden isn't difficult to do, but you'll want to plant according to the last frost in your area, so that your hard work won't go to waste. Grumpy also answers the age-old question of how to handle pesky fire ants in your garden. And, of course, he couldn't go into his favorite subject of keeping your garden looking impressive without touching on his not-so-favorite animal–squirrels. If you're prepping your garden for the season, you'll want to stick around for Grumpy Gardener's best spring gardening advice.

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