In go the veges
If you're confident the frosts are over, transplant vegetable seedlings into the garden. Prepare the soil first by adding heaps of compost and a dressing of general fertiliser and lime.
Make war on weeds
Have a close look at the lawn to see what else is growing there apart from grass. If it's weedy, use a spray for broadleaf weeds and a prickle weedkiller for Onehunga weed to keep those summer spikes at bay.
Don't waste space
If you have a large space to spare in the vege garden or in a flower garden, plant lots of different parsley. Add a couple of mint plants but grow them in containers.
Deal with your tools. Get them sharpened, and mend or replace those that are broken. Clean them and give the blades a wipe with oil.