MINNEAPOLIS - Bobby has been getting tons of questions this week everywhere he went about what can we get out and do this weekend.
That is what happens when we are 25-35 degrees above normal in March and the snow disappears and shorts appear! When we were at Linder's Garden Center, the customer service people said they were also receiving many calls about if they had certain plants in and what their suggestions for outdoor chores would be.
It is simple in mid-March to tell you... you should really do almost nothing! How about that?
You should completely stay off your lawn. There is still frost in the ground and any traffic could cause damage to the crowns of the grass.
You should not fertilize or put crab grass preventers down; they just will not be there when they become effective.
You should not over-seed because that would mean you would have to use a spreader and go on the lawn.
You should not uncover perennials but you could take the lid off of the rose covers.
You can cutback your grasses, seed heads and your shrubs.
You can get rid of those holiday arrangements and plant some pansies. They can handle snow and cold temperatures.
Just enjoy the calm before the gardening storm hits. Take a walk or a bike ride!
Belinda and Bobby
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