Spring is right around the corner! Before we know it, the winter snow and ice will melt away and give way to green grass and sunshine. There’s no better way to welcome the change in seasons than to plant a beautiful, vibrant flower garden. If you’re brand new to planting, you’re probably overwhelmed with possible options. Here are the best flowers for spring that you should plant this month:

Tulips

The best thing about tulips is that they come in a wide variety of colors, from orange to deep blue to bold pink to red. Besides the variety and beautiful colors, their shape makes them a familiar spring staple and welcome addition to your front lawn. The only caveat is that they require some maintenance—be sure to water your tulips once a day.

Pansies

These gentle, colorful flowers come in multiple whimsical patterns and can be grown inside or out. Be sure to plant your pansies in a location that allows for six to 12 hours of sunlight per day, and water them once a week in the morning.

Primroses

Primroses are simple yet elegant, appearing in early spring in a wide variety of colors that includes white, yellow, purple, and pink. These low-maintenance perennials can even bloom when snow is still on the ground! Many outdoor primroses have enough natural water from their bigger root systems, but it’s still a good idea to check them once a day.

Roses

Roses are the most popular flower for a reason! Why spend upwards of $20 on a rose bouquet for birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day when you can pluck a few straight from your garden? You should spray your rose bushes with water at least once a week, especially on sunny days.