In April the weather is warming, trees and spring bulbs are showing off blooms, yet cold weather threatens the eager gardener who starts too early. As plants and gardeners awaken, the mad rush of planting, pruning, and plowing descends.
Spring may be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but it’s also when your garden needs most of your attention. Use these techniques to ensure you have a strong and healthy garden in the months to come. 1. Prepare the soil Before you plant anything, you’re going to need to test the […]
March marks the arrival of spring, but depending on where you live, freezing weather can persist well past the official start of spring. Read more to find out how to get your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming growing season.
Determining when to plant in the spring can be harder than predicting the ups and downs of the stock market. Part science and part superstition, deciding when to plant is the biggest decision of the year if you farm for a living.
The arrival of the hummingbirds is one of the highlights of spring. Most years, they surprise me, zipping around the yard before I’ve even thought about hanging out my feeder. As spring moves northward, so do the birds, following the above freezing temperatures and spring blooms. Here are some resources and a handy chart to help you get ready for hummingbirds in your yard.
Much of the country will experience the last frost of the season during May, bringing us to the heady days of spring gardening. So whether you’re just getting your hands dirty for the first time, or already have calluses from digging, here are some tips and chores for the May lawn and garden.
We all know what spring cleaning involves dusting the baseboards and washing the linens. However, there are a few things you may have been putting off and simply let fall between the cracks entirely. Here are a few suggestions of things to tackle this spring that will help you live safer, simpler and, of course, cleaner lives.