The last of the snow is melting and the grayness of winter is slowly fading away. Spring is in the air. Some of the things to get ready for spring include: soil and bed prep, plant cold weather annuals, and plan out your garden.
Soil and Bed Prep: Turn your compost, pull any weeds remaining from last fall, and add mulch if necessary.
Plant cool season annuals: such as peas, cabbage and broccoli or pansies for color.
Plan out your garden: Consider what your garden needs are. Do you want vegetables or annuals? How many and where do you want them. Consider plant culture needs such as sun, shade as well as moisture requirements. Decide if you want to buy plant starts or grow them from seed. Consider companion plants (see http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/companion-planting-guide-zmaz81mjzraw.aspx for more information).