April is here and it is time to spruce up the lawn and garden. Cathy Isom has some tips on where to start first on those lawn and garden chores now that spring is here. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
With the arrival of spring comes the month of April, which is known as Lawn & Garden month. And many of us are anxious to get outside and spruce up those yards.
There’s always a lot chores to be done in the spring in the lawn and the garden.
That’s Kansas State University Extension Lawn and Garden Expert Dennis Patton. He says many of the things we’ll being doing in our yards this spring are actually things we probably should have done in the fall. Such as planting grass seed, most of the fertilization, and spraying for weeds. To begin our spring
lawn and garden chores, he recommends starting with all of those leaves that were blown around in the winter and end up all over the yard.
And we want to make sure that those leaves do not pile up and bury the turf grass because it will shade and kill out the grass.
So reach for the rake and haul out the wheelbarrow. The winter leaves could be used to start, or be added to, a compost pile.
I’m Cathy Isom…