There are a few important things you need to remember when you go into spring. If you are new to your garden, or this is the first spring, it may be best to just stay out until things get moving. If you know where your plants are, you can put markers over plants like peony, lilies and hostas this spring to prevent damage from accidental stepping. Spring is the time when stepping stones in the garden are useful as targets to help avoid crushing your favourite plants. So walk softly and carefully in your garden spaces as there could be many unseen plants ready to spring up and bloom that you don't want trampled by a misplaced step.